Workplace Bills Advance in Trenton

Several workplace-related bills are advancing in the state Legislature, receiving committee approval and/or being scheduled for floor consideration on Monday.

The various measures would expand paid family leave, establish a state-run, automatic enrollment retirement savings program for private-sector workers not covered by another plan, and require private-sector employers provide employee transportation spending accounts. 

The family leave expansion bills (A3975; S2528) are scheduled for final approval in both chambers on Monday. The “New Jersey Secure Choice Savings Program Act (A4134) was reported favorably from committee and is scheduled for final Assembly approval Monday. Its Senate companion (S2891) is pending consideration in the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee. The transportation spending accounts bill (A2425) was reported from committee but has yet to be schedule for floor consideration. The Senate companion to that bill (S1567) passed the upper chamber in September.

The minimum wage bill (A15) was on this week’s Assembly Labor Committee agenda but the meeting was canceled for an unrelated reason.  

The NJCUL has opposed or requested amendments to each of the proposals.