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Monday Morning Memo - June 20, 2016
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June 20, 2016
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LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

New Jersey's Legislature Moves Closer to Passing a $15 Minimum Wage Bill
Last week the final Senate Committee forwarded the Democratic leadership's Minimum Wage Increase proposal to the Senate for a final vote.  The Assembly has already passed this bill (S-15/A-15).  

Once the Senate votes for the bill, it will be sent to the Governor's office for his review and either approval or veto.
What the bill proposes:
  • Increases the state's minimum wage to $10.10 on January 1, 2017 (a 20.5% increase above the current $8.38 level).  The minimum wage will then increase annually by $1.25 for the next four years when the minimum wage will then exceed $15.  NJ's minimum wage will still be subject to annual increases due to changes in the Consumer Price Index.
The Legislative Leaders have already announced their plans to put the minimum wage increase on the 2017 ballot if Governor Christie vetoes this measure.

NJSA and New Jersey's business community have expressed their concerns regarding the adverse impact this legislation will have on prospects for business growth and competitiveness in New Jersey
In This Issue
Legislative Update: New Jersey's Legislature Moves Closer to Passing a $15 Minimum Wage Bill
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Member Spotlight

NJSA Member, Winston Staffing, joined other firms in preparing food last week at the Meals with a Mission kitchen. They prepared 375 meals to go out to local NJ
food Banks.

Christina Pacheco - Winston Staffing,  Claudia Cotarelo - Atlantic Health System , Maryann Brogan - Winston Staffing , Tucker Bourque  - Tact Medical Staffing ,  Lisa Sinnott - Lourdes Specialty Hospital,  and Lauren Gratkowski - Medical Staffing Network.

 
NJSA encourages its members to consider joining Meals with a Mission in their "Bag a Lunch - Thanks a Bunch" program.  For information on this worthwhile effort, click here.

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