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Singleton To Introduce Legislation To Protect Small Business Employees

Senator Troy Singleton (D-7) will introduce legislation to extend the right to be reinstated to employment following paid or unpaid family leave to small business employees. This bill would be applied to those who take Family Leave Insurance (FLI) during a public health emergency.

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Coronavirus: Up To $50K Loans Available For Burl County Small-Business Owners

The county’s small-business loan program will provide working capital during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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NJ Can Tap $2.4B Pool For Jobless Benefits If COVID-19 Sparks Recession

Fund is robust thanks to a series of reforms halting budget raids that had stripped it in the years before the Great Recession

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Explainer: Sick Leave In New Jersey, What The Law Provides

With the effects of the new coronavirus continuing to evolve, here’s a timely review of the state’s law on sick leave

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NJ 'Dark Money' Law Dead: Secret Donors To Remain Secret From The Public

New Jersey voters will likely not be able to see which secret special interests poured thousands into state and local elections anytime soon. A federal judge made permanent a ban on a "dark money" law in a court filing Wednesday, bringing to an end two out of three lawsuits that challenged the law as unconstitutional. 

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Murphy: Most Won’t Have To Pay For Coronavirus Testing

Announcement does not change testing protocol but serves to allay fears that cost could be a factor in who seeks help

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Will NJ’s Resurrected Proposed Plastic, Paper Bag Ban Become Law?

A statewide plastics ban is back to where it was last legislative session: The Senate passed an almost identical bill last week that bans plastic and paper carryout bags and places restrictions on plastic straws and many polystyrene products.

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Coronavirus: NJ Closings, Cancellations, Delays, Schedule Changes

As New Jersey's response to several cases of novel coronavirus evolves, several institutions are changing their plans for group gatherings. Those include some special events like St. Patrick's Day parades, and routine gatherings like those for daily business or school activity.

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You Can’t Be Fired In N.J. For Failing Drug Test Because Of Medical Marijuana, Court Rules

New Jersey’s top court ruled Tuesday that workers can’t be fired for failing a drug test because of medical marijuana.

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The Vaccine Debate: Science On One Side, Emotion On The Other

An effort to overturn a law requiring vaccines in Maine went down to resounding defeat on Tuesday. That doesn't mean the fight is over in other states.

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