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September 14, 2015
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National Staffing Employee Week
Legislative Alert
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NJSA Golf Outing - September 29, 2015

New & Prospective Member Luncheon - October 9, 2015

Annual Conference - November 5, 2015

Holiday Party - December 11, 2015
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 - Update From NJSA's Legal Legislative Committee -
Municipal and Statewide Paid Sick Leave Update!

Even though the State Legislature is in summer recess, Paid Sick Leave continues to haunt us.

At the State Level:
Prior to going into recess in late June, NJSA  - along with most of NJ's business associations - worked hard to convince the Senate that the current proposed bill would not be positive for NJ's businesses and the state's job growth.  NJSA has worked hard to share its views with both the Assembly and Senate over the past two years and issued a Position paper in early 2015 stating its views clearly.  Click here for the Position Paper.

The proposed legislation (S785) was amended in June to prevent additional municipalities in the future from passing their own Paid Sick Leave ordinances, but at its core are still all the issues/problems NJSA discussed in its Position Paper.

Both the Senate President and Assembly Speaker continue to push for passage of this bill once the Legislature returns in late 2015, so the threat of Statewide Paid Sick Leave being sent to the Governor's desk before year-end is still a real possibility.

At the Local Level:

Obviously, staffing firms with employees in one of the current nine (9) municipalities with Paid Sick Leave ordinances are already dealing with it. They are as following (grouped by county):
  • Essex County: Bloomfield, East Orange, Irvington, Montclair, and Newark
  • Hudson County: Jersey City
  • Passaic County: Passaic and Paterson
  • Mercer County: Trenton
Advocates for Paid Sick Leave continue to focus on expanding the area covered by Paid Sick Leave by pushing this ordinance in other municipalities. It is reported that Elizabeth, New Brunswick and Princeton may be considering adding a local Paid Sick Leave ordinance. 

What NJSA and You Can Do:

NJSA's Legislative Committee will continue to press state legislators and their staff to not support statewide Paid Sick Leave (S785), even in its amended form.

You, however, need to contact your mayor and head of your city or town council and let them know you and your firm are opposed to a Paid Sick Leave ordinance in your community. NJSA has prepared a draft letter/email that you are encouraged to modify and use. Click here to download sample letter. Do it this week please!

Also every Assembly seat is up for election this November. Please reach out to every Assembly candidates in your district and let them know your position on Paid Sick Leave! Click here to find them.

NJSA's Legislative Committee will continue to keep you current on this important issue in the weeks and months ahead!

NJSA/MASA Golf Outing Set for September 29

 

 

The NJSA/MASA Annual Golf Outing is set for September 29 at Fox Hollow Golf Club in Branchburg, NJ.  Sponsorships are available to enhance your marketing exposure to staffing executives in attendance. Over 80 players attended last year.   

 

Special Session on SEO and SEM Marketing

It is no secret that audiences are more fragmented than ever and digital continues to show explosive growth across desktop and mobile platforms. In February 2014, Americans own an average of four digital devices resulting in connectivity with screens throughout the day and engagement with media content for more than 60 hours a week. With 93% of business website traffic coming from search engines, making sure you show up on a search results page is an important part of an integrated strategy to reach your desired customers at the moment where you can have the most influence.

Even if you don't check your social media accounts every day, your customers most likely do. And, they just may be talking about you. There are over 1.15 billion Facebook users, over 500 million people on Twitter, 500 million active Google+ users, 238 million LinkedIn profiles, and more than 150 million people on Instagram, according to Social Media Today. Conversations about brands, products and services are happening on social media; and digital marketing includes SEO, Google PPC (pay per click for also known as SEM - Search Engine Marketing)  Are you tooled into social and appropriate website content and reaching the markets you want to reach?

Join NJSA members and guests on October 14 at 4:00 pm at the headquarters of NJ Advance Media at 485 Route 1 South, Iselin, NJ, Building 300. Then stick around for networking at the Kona Grill, 511 U.S. Rte 1, Iselin, NJ 08830 at 5:30pm.

THIS IS A FREE EVENT - Click here to Reserve Your Seat

Sponsored by NJ Advance Media and Wells Fargo
 
4:00 Meeting 

NJ Advance Media - Building 300
485 Route 1 South, Iselin, NJ  08830

Networking Happy Hour
  
Kona Grill, 511 U.S. Route 1, Iselin, NJ
Sponsored by Wells Fargo & NJ Advance