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  • 53Week
  • 38Month
  • 1,470Total

  • NJ S2160
  • Concerns unemployment compensation and labor disputes.
In Committee
Crossed Over
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill permits the payment of unemployment insurance (UI) benefits during labor disputes under certain specified conditions. The bill provides that, for any claim for a period of unemployment commencing on or after April 10, 2016: 1. A claimant is not disqualified because of a labor dispute if the labor dispute is caused by the failure or refusal of the employer to comply with an agreement or contract between the employer and the claimant, including a collective bargaining agreement with a union representing the claimant, or a State or federal law pertaining to hours, wages, or other conditions of work; and 2. If the unemployment of a claimant is caused by a labor dispute, including a strike or other concerted employee activities, but not by a lockout or a labor dispute caused by the employer non-compliance indicated by the bill, the claimant shall not be provided benefits during the first 30 days following the commencement of the labor dispute, except that the waiting period shall not apply if the employer hires a permanent replacement worker for the claimant's position. A replacement worker shall be presumed to be permanent unless the employer certifies in writing that the claimant will be permitted to return to his or her prior position upon conclusion of the dispute. If the employer does not permit the return, the claimant shall be entitled to recover any benefits lost as a result of the 30 day waiting period before receiving benefits, and the department may impose a penalty upon the employer of up to $750 per employee per week of benefits lost, to be paid into the unemployment compensation auxiliary fund.
2nd Reading in the Assembly, 2nd Reading in the Senate, Budget and Appropriations, Labor, Passed both Houses, Passed Senate, Received by the Senate
Conditional Veto, Received in the Senate  (on 11/14/2016)
Date Chamber Action Description
11/14/2016 S Conditional Veto, Received in the Senate
9/29/2016 A Passed Assembly (Passed Both Houses) (49-24-0)
9/29/2016 A Substituted for A3819
9/15/2016 A Reported out of Assembly Committee, 2nd Reading
9/8/2016 A Received in the Assembly, Referred to Assembly Labor Committee
8/1/2016 S Passed by the Senate (22-15)
5/16/2016 Senate Labor Hearing (10:00 5/16/2016 Committee Room 6, First Floor)
5/16/2016 S Reported from Senate Committee, 2nd Reading
5/16/2016 Senate Labor Hearing (11:30 5/16/2016 Committee Room 6, First Floor)
5/5/2016 S Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Labor Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
Detail 9/29/2016 Assembly Floor: Third Reading - Final Passage 49 24 7
Detail 9/29/2016 Assembly Floor: Substitute For A3819 (Voice Vote) 0 0 0
Detail 9/12/2016 Assembly Labor Committee: Reported Favorably 6 2 1
Detail 8/1/2016 Senate Floor: Third Reading - Final Passage 22 15 3
Detail 5/16/2016 Senate Labor Committee: Reported Favorably 3 1 1