Your Thoughts? Bill Seeks to Protect Employees Unable to Get to Work During Emergencies
a NJ.com report, New Jersey Senator Peter J. Barnes III introduced legislation that would protect New Jersey workers who are unable to make it into work due to a declared state of emergency. The bill also calls for penalties for employers who require employees to report for duty.
An employer who violates the provisions of the bill would be subject to a penalty of up to $5,000 for the first offense and $10,000 for each additional offense.