Working Families

Working Families

This bill requires each employer to provide earned sick leave to each employee it employs in the State.  The employee accrues one hour of earned sick leave for every 30 hours worked.  The employer is not required to permit the employee to accrue at any one time, or carry forward from one year to the next, more than 40 hours of earned sick leave if the employer has less than 10 employees in the State, or more than 72 hours of earned sick leave if the employer has 10 or more employees.  Unless the employee accrued earned sick leave with the employer before January 1, 2014, the leave accrues beginning on that date or on the 90th day after the employee is hired, unless the employer agrees to an earlier date.

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This bill establishes New Jersey as a “Right to Work” state by protecting all employees in the exercise of joining or refusing to join a labor organization. The bill prohibits employers and labor organizations from requiring employees to become or remain members of a labor organization, and to pay dues, fees or other charges to the labor organization, as a condition of employment or continued employment.

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This bill establishes the "Mortgage Assistance Pilot Program" in the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency (“NJ HMFA”) for a period of three years to allow certain homeowners, who have negative home equity and who are in default on an agency owned mortgage, to lower their principal balances by transferring shares of equity in the mortgaged property to the agency.

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Requires Secretary of Higher Education, in consultation with various entities, to design a manufacturing career pathway to provide students with skills necessary to gain employment in manufacturing sector

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Establishes system for portable benefits for workers who provide services to consumers through contracting agents

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