Assembly Labor

The Labor Committee is the panel that oversees legislation regarding unemployment, workers’ compensation and disability benefits, workplace safety, employee training programs, family leave, and the minimum wage.
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Assembly Democratic Bill to Promote Equal Pay for Women Approved by Assembly


Bill Sponsored by Downey, Lampitt, Schaer, Houghtaling, Benson, Singleton, Muoio & DeAngelo
Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Joann Downey, Pamela Lampitt, Gary Schaer, Eric Houghtaling, Dan Benson, Troy Singleton, Elizabeth Maher Muoio and Wayne DeAngelo to promote equal pay for women was approved Monday by the full Assembly.

"In an ideal world, your gender would not influence how much you earn at work. But that's not the world we live in," said Downey (D-Monmouth). "This provides a means of narrowing the wage gap by making it less likely for employers to unintentionally perpetuate the gap by basing salary offers for new hires on their previous salary, which has a disproportionate impact on female hires."

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Gender Pay Equity, November Fire Elections, Regulating Daily Fantasy Sports & Airbnb-type Businesses & Lead Testing at Health Care Facilities Highlight Monday Assembly Session

Also on Tap: Enhancing Resident Voting Rights in Homeowner Associations, Improving Protections for Domestic Violence Victims, Personal Privacy Act & Biz Programs for LGBT, Disabled & Veterans

The Assembly on Monday will vote on bills to enhance gender pay equity protections, allow fire district elections be moved to November, regulate daily fantasy sports, impose the sales and hotel tax to accommodations such as Airbnb and to require health care facilities test for lead in drinking water and disclose the test results...

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Video: Houghtaling Stands with Locked Out Shore Point Workers

Assemblyman Eric Houghtaling Assemblyman Eric Houghtaling (D-Monmouth) on Friday met with locked out workers at Shore Point Distributing to show his support.

Watch the video here.

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Prieto, Oliver, Quijano, Pintor Marin & Schaer Unveil Bill to Boost Wages for Service Workers at Newark Liberty, Newark Penn & Hoboken Terminal

Speaker Vincent Prieto Bill Addresses Income Inequality & Requires Prevailing Wages for Service Workers Struggling to Make Ends Meet

Sponsors Welcome SEIU Support

Assembly Democrats Speaker Vincent Prieto, Speaker Emeritus Sheila Oliver, Annette Quijano, Eliana Pintor Marin and Gary Schaer on Friday announced they've introduced legislation to require prevailing wages be paid to all subcontracted transportation service workers at Newark Liberty International Airport, Newark Penn Station and the Hoboken Terminal.

"Airlines are making billions in profits while the workers who keep the industry running each and every day are struggling to make ends meet with little to no benefits," said Prieto (D-Hudson/Bergen). "Sadly, many of these workers earning meager wages likely live in poverty, which is unacceptable and offensive. The time has come to right this wrong…"

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