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Monday Morning Memo - May 9, 2016
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May 9, 2016
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Governor Christie Conditionally Vetoed S-992 "Equal Pay for Women and Employment Discrimination"

On May 2, 2016 Governor Christie conditionally vetoed S-992 (Concerning Equal Pay).  Even though the bill's supporters said it implemented the requirements of the federal Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009, Governor Christie vetoed this bill due to several provisions which went far past the federal law.   Specifically he vetoed material segments of the bill which would have implemented the following:
  • The bill would have allowed for unlimited back pay, creating the real possibility of past decades of exposure to back pay liability.  He replaced it with the current federal and state precedent of two year limits.
  • The bill had a liberal and over-simplified standard to determine wage discrimination which essentially eliminated any fact-based evaluation of the workplace and positions.  He instead replaced it with language that reflects the current standard required by the New Jersey Supreme Court.
  • The bill would have allowed treble damages which is currently not allowed by state or federal law.  He removed treble damages from the bill. 
  • Finally the bill would have imposed new draconian reporting requirements on any firm supplying personnel services to the state.  He eliminated this provision entirely.
As NJSA's lobbyist Patrick Stewart of Public Strategies Impact reported to the Executive Leadership Conference on April 28, 2016, Governor Christie is the only hope for NJ's business community today from having dangerous and punitive legislation implemented.  Please send an email to Governor Christie's office thanking him for his veto of this harmful bill.

The bill now returns in its modified form to the Legislature for its consideration.  The options for the Legislature are to override the Governor's veto, vote to accept the Governor's version, or do nothing and the bill essentially dies.

If you'd like to read the Governor's message to the Legislature regarding S-992, click here.

In This Issue
LEGISLATIVE UPDATE... Governor Christie Conditionally Vetoed S-992
A Look at Contractual Obligations & Liability Requirements
Enhance Social Advertising
Upcoming Events
Enhance Social Advertising - June 1, Iselin, NJ

A Look at Contractual Obligations - Part Two
June 7

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Paid Sick Leave
The New Jersey Senate has scheduled a vote on S799, which would require all businesses in the state to offer their employees paid sick leave, for this coming Monday, May 9. NJSA urges its members to continue to contact their elected state officials to let them know of the severe economic impact this bill would have on businesses in NJ.

A Look at Contractual Obligations & Liability Requirements - Part Two

At NJSA's Law Day V in February, panelists from Assurance Agency and Becker LLP presented an informative look at your contracts' provisions and your liability and accountability. The session was so popular that we have scheduled PART TWO on June 7. 

The location and details will be out this week, but mark your calendar for June 7! 
Enhance Social Advertising JUNE 1, 2016 - 4:00 PM 
Small business owners and organizational leaders are often seeking the right mix of tools and tactics to implement marketing strategies. Between Facebook, Twitter, Email Marketing, and several other platforms, it can become overwhelming to make a selection. It is widely known that individuals are spending more time on mobile devices and consuming content on social media like never before. It's important to understand and know where your ideal audience is consuming information, and how to target them.

This session will help make sense of the noise. Today we're going to show you how to make the most of the combination of digital offerings for your business. When the session is done you'll have a greater understanding of marketing tactics, goals and objectives. You'll learn what a "campaign" is and what to write about and offer in that campaign.  You'll be given some simple but powerful tips of how to get your messages opened and read, shared and socially visible.  And you'll see that there are some great tools you can use to help engage with your existing customers and supporters as well as expand your reach to new prospects. Throughout the session you'll be given opportunities to capture your own ideas and build out the framework of your own "next great campaign."  So join us and start to build a plan that will help you grow your business by eliciting the responses you want from your customers or supporters.
All guests can participate in a business card raffle for a chance to win Yankee's tickets! THIS IS A FREE EVENT!
If you cannot attend the meeting in person, join us at - meeting code njamsocial
or join the audio conference at: 1-646-307-1990, access code: 314185576#.
Let's celebrate the opportunities presented, so we ask that you join us after hours at Kona Grill for appetizers and cocktails, 511 U.S. Route 1, Iselin, NJ 08830 at 5:30pm.

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