On Monday 12/19, the Legislature met for the last time this calendar year. The following is an update on employment and labor legislation that we worked on in 2016 and will continue to work on in 2017. Minimum Wage – Legislation (A-15) to increase New Jersey’s minimum wage to $15 an hour over four years […]
The constitutional amendment to increase the minimum wage to $15 over four years will not be passed by December 31, 2016. This means that in order for the constitutional amendment question to appear on the November 2017 ballot, the Legislature would need to pass a concurrent resolution by a three-fifths majority in both houses by […]
The Senate Labor Committee has updated its agenda for tomorrow. SCR-1010 amending the State’s constitution to increase the minimum wage to $15 has been removed from the agenda. Please contact me if you have any questions.
Today, Governor Christie issued an absolute veto of A-15, legislation that would have increased New Jersey’s minimum wage to $15 per hour by the year 2021. See story here. NJBIA sent this press statement welcoming the Governor’s veto. The Legislature has vowed to move forward with a constitutional amendment to place the question on the ballot in November […]
Michele Siekerka, president and CEO of the New Jersey Business & Industry Association (NJBIA), released the following statement on Governor Chris Christie’s veto of the bill increasing the minimum wage to $15 an hour and urged lawmakers not to move forward on their plan to place a proposed constitutional amendment on the ballot which, if […]