Monday, February 22, 2016
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
The Mansion on Main Street, Voorhees

featuring  Congressman Tom MacArthur
Please join us to hear Congressman MacArthur reflect on his first full year in office and discuss his legislative priorities, including the regional economic impact of the Joint Base McGuire-Dix Lakehurst.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
The Mansion on Main Street, Voorhees

featuring G.O.P. Leaders
The Honorable Thomas H. Kean, Jr.
Senate Minority Leader

The Honorable Jon M. Bramnick
Assembly Minority Leader

Monday, February 29, 2016
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Golf & Social, Marlton

Relationship Building: Are You at the Top of Your Game?

Richard P. Miller, President & CEO, Virtua


Tuesday, March 1, 2016
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
The Mansion on Main Street, Voorhees

Attorneys from Archer & Greiner, P.C. will outline the top HR issues facing employers.

Appellate Division Says No to Protecting Supplier List from Disclosure

By Laura Link, Esq.
Archer & Greiner, P.C.
On December 4, 2015, the New Jersey Appellate Division rejected a retailer's request to afford its supplier list trade secret protection in Samsung Electronics America, Inc. v. Westpark Electronics, LLC, Docket No. A-3777-14T3. While the court did not go so far as to suggest that a supplier list may never attain trade secret protection, the decision continues the trend of New Jersey courts refusing to go down that path, as no New Jersey court has ever expressly provided protection to a supplier list as a trade secret...  Go to full story  

CCSNJ Government Action Division 
Vice Chairman
Francis X. Manning, Esq.
Cherry Hill Office
Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP
A trial lawyer and the partner-in-charge of Stradley Ronon's Cherry Hill, New Jersey, office, Fran Manning represents businesses and their owners and executives in a wide range of commercial and regulatory matters. He advocates for insurers, financial services companies and manufacturers in cases involving health care and ERISA claims, lending and investment disputes, employment claims and wrongful death, and in enforcement actions by state and federal agencies. He has tried more than 30 cases to verdict or award, and he has argued appeals in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and in state appellate courts in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York and Ohio.

Health Issues
Committee Chairman
Wardell Sanders, Esq.
New Jersey Association of Health Plans
Wardell Sanders, Esq., chairs the Health Issues Committee, which meets to discuss issues regarding health care, including cost and availability. High-level policymakers from health care and insurance address the committee.

Next Meeting:     Friday, March 4, 2016
                           8:00 - 10:00 a.m. 
       The Mansion on Main Street, Voorhees
Speaker:            Assemblyman  Craig J. Coughlin
                           Chairman, Assembly Financial Institutions
                           & Insurance Committee



February 18
11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
March 3
11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
March 17
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.

February 10, 2016
Joint Federal-State Effort to Increase Minimum Wage to $15 Per Hour Announced
New Jersey races to be the first state to pass $15 minimum wage rate

On February 9, Senate President Stephen Sweeney and Majority Leader Louis Greenwald announced the introduction of another Constitutional Amendment to increase the minimum wage, this time to $15.00 per hour.

In November 2013, New Jersey voters approved a constitutional amendment that increased the minimum wage to $8.25, with future annual increases tied to the Consumer Price Index.  The current minimum wage rate is $8.38 per hour.

Under the Sweeney/Greenwald proposal, New Jersey's minimum wage would increase to $9.00 per hour effective January 1 of the year following the amendment's approval by voters, after which it would increase by $1.00 per year for the next six years, until it reaches $15.00 per hour. To read the press release from yesterday's announcement, please click here.

If both houses of the Legislature pass the proposed Constitutional Amendment by a 3/5 majority by August 30, 2016, the measure would be placed on the November 8, 2016 ballot.   

The announcement was made in collaboration with the introduction of Congressman Norcross' Fair Wage Act of 2016, in which he proposes to increase the federal minimum wage from $7.25 per hour to $15 per hour by 2023 (the same year that New Jersey's minimum wage would reach $15.00 under the Sweeney/Greenwald proposed Constitutional Amendment). To read the details of Congressman Norcross' federal proposal, 
click here.

This announcement comes on the heels of last week's press conference during which Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto also proposed to increase the minimum wage to $15.00 per hour, with no phase in.  The Speaker's bill will also need to be passed by the Legislature, but by a simple majority, and would require the Governor's signature in order to become law.  To read 
Speaker Prieto's bill, click here.

Whichever version of the $15.00 minimum wage increase passes, businesses face an 80% increase over the current minimum wage rate of $8.38... 
Click here for the full Legislative Update


February 17

Imagine being able to assist local charities by doing something as simple as offering your employees access to beverages in your facility.  Coca-Cola, in partnership with CCSNJ, offers members access to the Vend4Cause program. Vending machines and/or coolers supported by Coca-Cola can be placed in your business and a portion of every dollar spent is given to a charity of your choice. For more information, click here.

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