On July 1, Governor Murphy signed legislation supported by the Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey that will assist businesses in hiring for the summer and help prevent nonprofits from receiving surprise unemployment insurance bills.
S-3714/A-5691 (Madden/Gopal/Greenwald/Murphy/Verrelli) concerns liability of certain nonprofit and governmental employers for unemployment benefits paid during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic state of emergency. The bill updates an earlier law intended to provide relief for employers, including those in the nonprofit community, that have been forced to reduce staff levels due to the COVID-19 pandemic. To read the CCSNJ position on S-3714/A-5691, click here. A-5898/S-3963 (Mazzeo/Armato/Mukherji/Sarlo/Oroho) temporarily expands summer working hours for certain minors. This bill would lift the restrictions on the number of hours that minors are permitted to work, enabling employers to fill their open positions with students looking for summer employment while also ensuring that there is no conflict with the academic school year.
To read the CCSNJ position A-5898/S-3963, click here. Should you have any questions, please contact Hilary Chebra, Manager of Government Affairs at firstname.lastname@example.org.