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June 29, 2015
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TWO LEGISLATIVE ALERTS

 

1.  Paid Sick Leave Legislation is Up for a Vote in the State Senate on Monday!  Send an email to your Senator!

 

 CALL TO ACTION IS CRITICALLY IMPORTANT

 

The NJSA wants to thank you for all your efforts so far on the Paid Sick Leave bill (S785), but the fight isn't over yet. In a shocking twist of events, the Senate has decided to add the bill to the agenda for a vote this
Monday, June 29th.

 

Every staffing firm owner and manager needs to contact your elected representatives (again, even if you just communicated with him/her!) and share with them your concerns over the bill, its lack of clarity and the real impact it will have directly on your business, and NJ's economy. Urge them to vote NO on the current bill even with its recent amendments. If passed by the legislature, NJSA's focus have to shift to Governor Christie.

NJSA asks its members to once again send an email AS SOON AS POSSIBLE to their Assembly and Senate representatives indicating your hope that the legislature does not approve this expensive and economically harmful legislation. Legislators need to hear from their local staffing firms!  

Send them an email THIS MORNING!

 

LEGISLATIVE ACTION ALERT EMAIL TO ASSEMBLY AND STATE REPRESENTATIVES. 

In This Issue
TWO Legislative Alerts - ACTION ITEM FOR Monday Morning!
Sample Email Letter
NJSA.com Webinar- How to Manage Your NJSA Profile
Five for Five - A Better New Jersey for Staffing in 2015
Upcoming Events

NJSA Member Webinar 

July 22, 2015

NJSA Golf Outing - September 29, 2015

Annual Conference - November 5, 2015
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Sample Email
SAMPLE LETTER 

 

To Your Assembly and Senate Representatives from your district

 

Email: (Their Email Address, generally ASMlastname@njleg.org or SENlastname@njleg.org)

 

RE: S-785 (Concerns earned sick leave)

 

I understand the full Senate is scheduled to consider S-785 at meeting on Monday June 29, 2015. 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 that you 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, 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)
_______________________________________________________________________________

 

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

2.  Legislature Passes Bill on Thursday that will increase Workers Compensation Expense for all Private, but not Public, Employers

 

The Assembly voted and passed S929 on Thursday, June 25, 2015. This bill had already passed in the Senate. NJSA and other business associations are now going to have to work to persuade Governor Christie to veto this bill and hope that the Legislature will not override his veto. NJSA will provide its members in a Monday Morning Memo article soon the reasons why the staffing industry is opposed to the Governor's signing this bill.

 

The NJSA Legal Legislative Committee is working hard to keep you informed!

 

The NEW www.njsa.com - Members - Learn how to manage your member profile, access private online resources, and post free jobs.

 

A Free Webinar for NJSA Members Only

 

Date: Wed, July 22nd

Time: 12pm EST

Hosted by Scott Schnierer and Pat Koziol of NJSA

 

The new www.njsa.com (powered by Yourmembership.com - a full service CRM) has been live for only a few months.  Attend this Members Only Webinar and maximize your membership by learning how to log in & manage your online profile in order to take full advantage of all the website tools that will grow your business.

 

a) Manage your custom profile in the web site directory

-  Edit your professional information

-  Community Groups Messaging

-  View Membership status and Online Invoices

b) Access members only content, legal resources, and speaker presentations

c) Post FREE Jobs on the Career Center

d) Learn how to navigate the membership directory

  

NJSA Members will shortly receive an email on how to log in to their member profile.  Upon email receipt, take some time to navigate the website in preparation of this upcoming webinar.

 

Click here to view the member profile management page.

 

NJSA and Staffing NJ PAC announces "Five for Five - A Better New Jersey for Staffing in 2015" Fundraising Campaign!

The New Jersey Staffing Alliance's Board of Directors will once again  match donations up to a maximum of $5,000 made to Staffing NJ PAC during the months of July and August July 2015 in order to increase the number of candidates the Staffing NJ PAC can financially support in New Jersey's November 2015 statewide General Election. 

 

Staffing NJ PAC is a state political action committee formed to make contributions to statewide candidates for elected office in order to support the long-term interests of New Jersey's staffing industry.  It works closely with the NJSA Legal/Legislative Committee and collaborates with other industry association PAC's to fulfill its mission of increasing the level of understanding and support of the staffing industry's issues, concerns and objectives in state government

 

Staffing NJ PAC:  NJSA founded Staffing NJ PAC to encourage participation and representation of the staffing industry in the state political process. Through Staffing NJ PAC, eligible employees, owners and corporations can pool their contributions to protect the interests of the staffing industry in New Jersey and have a greater impact together on the political process.  Click here for Staffing PAC's 2013 Annual Report and click here for an Information/Contribution Form.

 

For more information contact Pat Koziol, NJSA's Executive Director at patk@njsa.com or

973-283-0072.




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