TRENTON - New Jersey Democrats plan to challenge Gov. Chris Christie’s veto of an equal pay bill.
The bill would have prohibited employers from paying a woman less than a man for "substantially similar" work, and would have also allowed employees to seek unlimited back pay if their claim that they were being treated unfairly was successful.
The governor vetoed the bill because he said it deviated from the already established laws and was unfriendly to business. Christie says that he does support equal pay, however.
Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg says that they will work to override the veto.
“I would be quite hopeful that we'd have enough right-thinking people on both sides of the aisle that we would have the votes for an override,” she says.
Sen. Weinberg also says that she will ask the governor to compromise with her on the bill before seeking the override.