Bill would protect employees who can’t make it to work during a state of emergency

The proposal exempts employees of public safety agencies.

The proposal exempts employees of public safety agencies. (March 12, 2014 12:57 PM)

A state lawmaker has introduced a bill that would protect New Jersey employees from being punished by their employers if they are unable to get to work during a declared state of emergency.

The bill, proposed by state Sen. Peter J. Barnes III, would prevent employers from requiring employees to use any sick, vacation, personal or other leave during a state of emergency.

“When the state...

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Should there be a law to prevent companies from making employees use personal or vacation days if they don't come in during a state of emergency?

Absolutely Only in extreme circumstances There are too many laws

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