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  • NJ A3480
  • Concerns employer inquiries about worker's wage and salary experience.*
Introduced
(3/14/2016)
In Committee
(6/1/2017)
Crossed Over
(5/22/2017)
Passed
(6/26/2017)
SignedDead/Failed/Vetoed
(7/31/2017)
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill prohibits employers from seeking or releasing the salary history of certain employees. Specifically, it provides that no employer or employer's agent, representative, or designee shall seek to obtain, or require a current or prospective employee to provide or consent to the creation of, a report that contains information about the current or prospective employee's payment history, including, but not limited to, compensation and benefits. The bill also prohibits employers from releasing the salary history of any current or former employee without written authorization from the current or former employee. The bill does not apply to: the federal government, any other state, or the State of New Jersey, or the several counties and municipalities thereof, or any other political subdivision of the State, or a school district, or any special district, or any authority, commission, or board, or any branch or agency of the public service; or salary history released to employer or employee representatives in the context of collective bargaining negotiations. The bill provides that any employer who violates any provision of the bill is subject to a civil penalty in an amount not to exceed $2,000 for the first violation and $5,000 for each subsequent violation, collectible by the Commissioner of Labor and Workforce Development in a summary proceeding pursuant to the "Penalty Enforcement Law of 1999," P.L.1999, c.274 (C.2A:58-10 et seq.).
2nd Reading in the Assembly, 2nd Reading in the Senate, Labor, Passed Assembly, Passed both Houses, Received by the Assembly
Absolute Veto, Received in the Assembly  (on 7/31/2017)
 
 
Date Chamber Action Description
7/31/2017 A Absolute Veto, Received in the Assembly
6/26/2017 S Passed Senate (Passed Both Houses) (30-9)
6/26/2017 S Substituted for S2536
6/1/2017 S Reported from Senate Committee, 2nd Reading
6/1/2017 Senate Labor Hearing (19:00 6/1/2017 A3480/4119 (ACS) added)
5/25/2017 S Received in the Senate, Referred to Senate Labor Committee
5/22/2017 A Passed by the Assembly (49-19-7)
10/13/2016 A Reported from Assembly Comm. as a Substitute, 2nd Reading
10/13/2016 Assembly Labor Hearing (10:00 10/13/2016 Committee Room 15, Fourth Floor)
3/14/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Labor Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
Detail 6/26/2017 Senate Floor: Substitute For S2536 (Voice Vote) 0 0 0
Detail 6/26/2017 Senate Floor: Third Reading - Final Passage 30 9 1
Detail 6/1/2017 Senate Labor Committee: Reported Favorably 4 1 0
Detail 5/22/2017 Assembly Floor: Third Reading - Final Passage 49 19 12
Detail 10/13/2016 Assembly Labor Committee: Reported with Substitution 6 1 2