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The Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey (CCSNJ) would like to share our opposition to S-2039 (Gill/Greenstein/Pou), which prohibits gender-based price discrimination. Although the intent legislation is commendable, gender-based price discrimination is an incredibly complex issue and as written, this bill would be burdensome for many small businesses to comply with.

Hilary Chebra

The Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey (CCSNJ) would like to voice our support for A – 4918 (Greenwald), which authorizes a corporation to conduct a meeting of shareholders solely by means of remote participation.

Hilary Chebra

The Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey would like to share our opposition to A-802 (Verrelli / Reynolds-Jackson / Murphy), which requires certain retailers to train employees on gift card fraud.

Hilary Chebra

This bill would establish a New Jobs for New Jersey tax credit program to be administered by the Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

Hilary Chebra

The Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey (CCSNJ) would like to voice our opposition to S989/A2487 (Weinberg/Greenstein/Sweeney/Quijano/Benson/Egan) the "Healthy Terminals Act”. The CCSNJ is concerned that this bill will place burdensome mandates on an industry that is struggling from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hilary Chebra

As currently written, this bill creates a presumption that coronavirus disease 2019 infections contracted by essential employees are work-related for the purpose of employment benefits provided for work-related injuries and illnesses.

Hilary Chebra

The Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey (CCSNJ) would like to voice our support for the following bills

Hilary Chebra

The Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey (CCSNJ) would like to voice our opposition to A805/S-972 (Verrelli / Madden / Sweeney), which would require the use of union labor during certain circumstances at New Jersey-based refineries.

Hilary Chebra

The Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey (CCSNJ) would like to voice our opposition to S-2476 (Singleton).

Hilary Chebra

The Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey (CCSNJ) would like to express our support for A-1408/S-973 (Lopez/Ruiz/Singleton) that deals with supporting, advancing and making apprenticeship programs more available in New Jersey.

Hilary Chebra

On March 2, Governor Phil Murphy unveiled the final compliance guidelines for the New Jersey “Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act,” otherwise know as the Equal Pay measure, which included over 40 “frequently asked questions” about the law.

Hilary Chebra

The CCSNJ supported A-270 (Armato/Mazzeo), which would make a General Fund supplemental appropriation of $50,000 to the New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMAVA) for air quality studies to support the campaign for the F-35 Joint Strik

Hilary Chebra

On February 13, the Senate Commerce Committee considered S-1196 (Pou), which establishes a three-year “Financial Empowerment Pilot Program” in the cities of Camden, Newark and Paterson.

Hilary Chebra

The Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey (CCSNJ) would like to voice our concerns S-121 (Weinberg/Gill) / A-1242 (McKeon/Bramnick)

Christina Renna

On January 27, Senator Loretta Weinberg introduced S-921 (Weinberg/Gill), otherwise known as the "New Jersey Fair Workweek Act."

Hilary Chebra

Both the Senate and Assembly considered S-3170 (Cryan/Pou), which increases the prenotification time and requires severance pay in certain plant closings, transfers, and mass layoffs.

Hilary Chebra

The CCSNJ opposed S-1780 (Diegnan/Turner) / A-1992 (Sumter/Eustace) otherwise known as the “New Jersey Call Center Jobs Act,” which requires any employer that relocates a call center, or transfers one or more facilities or operating units comprising at le

Hilary Chebra

Senate President Sweeney introduced legislation, S-4204 (Sweeney), which would ban certain independent contractor relationships – a measure the CCSNJ opposes.

Hilary Chebra

The CCSNJ supported the following bills that if implemented would support, advance and make apprenticeship programs more available in New Jersey:

Hilary Chebra

We are writing to express concerns with S1780 - the “New Jersey Call Center Jobs Act.”

Christina Renna

A-4604/S-3066 (Lampitt/Ruiz) | A-4655/S-3063 (Armato/Ruiz) | A-4656/S-3064 (Armato/Ruiz)

CCSNJ would like to express our support for the following bills that deal with supporting, advancing and making apprenticeship programs more available in New Jersey:

Christina Renna

On May 2, 2018, Governor Murphy signed A-1827 (Lampitt), which would mandate paid sick leave for all businesses in New Jersey.

Hilary Chebra

On March 18, 2019, Governor Murphy signed S-121 (Weinberg) / A-1242 (McKeon/Bramnick) into law, which bars provisions in employment contracts that waive certain rights, and remedies and agreements that conceal details relating to discrimination claims.

Hilary Chebra

On February 19, 2019, Governor Murphy signed S-2528 (Sweeney/Diegnan) into law, which greatly expanded New Jersey’s current paid family leave law.

Hilary Chebra

On February 4, 2019, Governor Murphy signed A-15 (Coughlin/Tucker) , which would increase New Jersey’s minimum wage rate to $15 per hour by 2024 for most businesses.

Hilary Chebra

CCSNJ is pleased to strongly support of S-878 (Madden/Sweeney) / A-3084 (Greenwald/Moriarty), which restricts authority to terminate reciprocal personal income tax agreements with other states.

Christina Renna

CCSNJ is proud to support S-2307 (Sweeney/Van Drew), which creates a Garden State Growth Zone (GSGZ) at the Atlantic City International Airport and surrounding areas. This designation will allow for enhanced

Christina Renna
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Hilary Chebra 

Manager, Government Affairs, CCSNJ

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