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Paid Sick Leave Legislation

Monday, June 22, 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Nancy Dann
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Statewide Paid Sick Leave Legislation

Let The Senate Labor Committee Hear From You Today!

NJSA MEMBERS - CONTINUE TO REACH OUT TO YOUR LEGISLATORS AND ALSO SEND THE EMAIL BELOW CONCERNING MANDATED PAID SICK LEAVE.

The Senate Labor Committee is scheduled to consider S-785 (Statewide Paid Sick Leave) today, Monday, June 22, 2015. The NJSA Legal Legislative Committee asks each NJ staffing firm owner and manager to send just one email to the Senate Labor Committee Staff.

The email needs to be sent RIGHT NOW so that it can be included in the committee's deliberations. To make it easy, below is a draft email for you to customize and send to the email address noted below. Please also include the reference to NJSA's Position Paper if you'd like.

Sample Email
SAMPLE LETTER - UPDATED

To: Mr. Gregory Williams, Committee Aide
email: OLSAideSLA@njleg.org

 

RE: S-785 (Concerns earned sick leave)

 

Dear Mr. Williams:

 

I understand the Senate Labor Committee is scheduled to consider S-785 at its committee meeting today.  Please ensure the members receive a copy of this email and its attachments as testimony I would like to offer for consideration by the committee prior to its vote on the referenced legislation.

 

I am _________(job title) of ____________ (your firm's name) located in ___________, New Jersey (your town/city).  We are a staffing firm that __________________ (a sentence or two about your firm, especially size of firm in terms of employees and length of time in the community).

 

I respectfully request the Senate Labor Committee vote against approval of this bill. This bill hurts New Jersey's competitiveness and economic recovery by making our state less attractive for private business investment and job growth. Furthermore the state should not (and local cities and towns as well) be in the business of legislating fringe benefit programs for New Jersey business of any size. 

 

Increasing my firm's administrative and operating costs, especially for a staffing firm, has to slow down not only my firm's growth rate but also our clients'.

 

The New Jersey Staffing Alliance has issued a Position Paper on this legislative proposal (NJSA Position Paper), joining other business organizations in New Jersey opposing approval.  Please consider seriously their comments and concerns.  They care about the future of the state and their citizens as well.  Remember businesses like mine are the source of growth...so please value the creators of private employment growth in your deliberations.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

__________________________(Your Name) 

__________________________(Your Title)
__________________________(Your Firm's Name)
_______________________________________________________________________________

 

If your State Senator is on the committee, please copy him/her as well.  The following are the Committee Members and their emails:

  • Fred H Madden (SenMadden@njleg.org)
  • Joseph Vitale (SenVitale@njleg.org)
  • Dawn Marie Addiego (SenAddiego@njleg.org)
  • Anthony Bucco (SenBucco@njleg.org)
  • Sandra B Cunningham (SenCunningham@njleg.org)

Please copy NJSA on your emails (patk@njsa.com).  Thank you for taking the time to do this.  Every email will have an impact.