On June 5, 2012, the Senate introduced a bill (SCR117) that would amend the New Jersey State Constitution to set the minimum wage at $8.50 per hour with annual adjustments for inflation. As a proposed constitutional amendment, if enacted, it would ultimately be submitted to the general public for a vote at the next general election.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law New York City Council Int. No. 2032-A on September 28, 2020, after the city council passed the bill a few days earlier. The legislation, which took effect on September 30, 2020, amends the New York City Earned Safe and Sick Time Act (ESSTA) and generally aligns the ESSTA with the New York State Sick Leave Law (New York Labor Law § 196-b) (NYSSLL), the accrual provisions of which also took effect on September 30, 2020.
On May 14, 2012, a bill (S1933) was introduced in the Senate that would track the federal “Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009,” as well as the New Jersey Supreme Court’s holding in Alexander v. Seton Hall University, 204 N.J. 219 (2010). The legislation provides that each discriminatory compensation decision or other employment practice that violates the NJLAD occurs anew with each subsequent paycheck the employee receives that reflects the employer’s initial underlying discriminatory pay practice.
On March 16, 2009, the Assembly passed a bill (A3569) that would impose criminal penalties against employers that commit Workers’ Compensation infractions. Within 72 hours of determining that an employer knowingly failed to provide workers’ compensation coverage, misrepresented one or more employees as independent contractors, or provided false, incomplete or misleading information concerning the number