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June 19, 2017
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With "Budget Season" coming to an end, those with legislative agendas are once again moving their legislative priorities forward. 

Of immediate importance are three bills moving through the legislature.  NJSA supports two bills and we need you to reach out to your Assembly representatives to encourage them to vote for these two pieces of legislation:
  • S-3176/ A-4898 - This bill moves the period used to calculate the next year's Employee TDI rate so that your firm will learn the new rate in early September rather than mid-November.  This would allow staffing firms to accurately plan and manage better.  The bill has passed the Senate and we now want the Assembly to approve it.   Click here and go to the Key Issue entitled S 3176/A4898 and click the "Write Your Legislators" button and send an email from each of your NJ branch locations.  If you want more information on this bill and NJSA's Position Paper, click on the "Get More Information" button.
  • A-4878 - This bill is going through the Assembly and will be heard by the Assembly Appropriations Committee this week.  The sponsor of the bill welcomed NJSA's comments, concerns and suggestions to improve a well-intended bill that would have created significant administrative burdens on the staffing industry without changes.  She accepted our suggestions and the bill as amended is supported by NJSA. Click here and go to the Key Issue entitled A-4278 and click the "Write Your Legislators" button and send an email from each of your NJ branch locations.  If you want more information on this bill and NJSA's Position Paper in support of the amended bill, click on the "Get More Information" button.
There is one bill that has serious issues for the staffing and recruiting industry: A-3480 ACS/S-2536.  This bill serious limits employers from obtaining previous salary, compensation and benefits history from applicants.  This bill has already passed the Assembly and is now being considered by the Senate.  We need everyone to send an email to their Senator to let them now that there are issues that need to be addressed prior to final approval.  Click here to see a copy of NJSA's Position Paper and click here for a copy of the Staffing Industry Impact Analysis of the bill if it passed in its current form.   Click here and go to the Key Issue entitled A-3480 ACS and click the "Write Your Legislators" button and send an email from each of your NJ branch locations.
We need everyone in the industry to communicate using NJSA's Legislative Outreach Platform with their Senators and Assembly representatives on these three issues.  It is critical the industry is viewed as constructive - balanced in both supporting positive legislation and critical with suggestions of negative legislation.  You can do your part by spending just a few minutes now sending a few emails.  Please remember to send separate emails from every branch location in NJ so you'll have maximum impact.

If you have questions regarding use of NJSA's Legislative Outreach Platform, contact NJSA at 877-797-6572.


Interested in giving back to the industry?  NJSA Board positions are two year terms with the opportunity to mold the future of our industry and member association.  To nominate yourself or a colleague, click here for the nomination form and email to

STAFFING NJ-PAC will take an active role in the 2017 elections and your support is greatly needed to ensure the staffing industry's voice is heard.  Click here for the PAC donation form and help provide funding for pro-staffing candidates.
"Women & Investing "
An Evening of Networking & Financial Navigation

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Date:  Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Time:  6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Tappan Hill Mansion, 81 Highland Avenue, Tarrytown, NY 10591

NJSA Members are personally invited to learn how you can better navigate your unique financial landscape and create wealth from CNBC "Closing Bell" contributor and Federated Investors' senior equity market strategist Linda Duessel, CFA, CPA, CFP┬«.
Space is limited.  Please register by June 13, 2017.  

For more information, please contact Anne Roslin at 732-859-7826.
"The Right Tool for the Right Job: Understanding Marketing Tactics"

Date:  Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Time:  12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Cost:   FREE for NJSA Members; $99 for Non-Members

Would you use a hammer to cut your hair? Or a stethoscope to check your oil?

In marketing today, there are more tools than ever...and more ways to misuse them!

In this NJSA webinar, we'll examine the most popular marketing tools being used in the staffing industry today. We'll look at both digital and traditional marketing, and show you how to get the best returns on your time and money.

Here are some of the tools (and questions) we will review:
  • Direct mail - does it work?  If so, how?
  • Email marketing - can you get people to actually read your email?
  • Blogging & social sharing - what works...and what's a waste of time?
  • SEO - how do you get to the top of Google results?
  • Sales collateral - is it needed?
Presented by: David Searns, President, Haley Marketing    
For the past 20 years, Haley Marketing has been providing marketing support to the staffing industry. Today, the social media team at Haley Marketing helps more than 300 staffing and recruiting firms with their social marketing.

When it comes to marketing a staffing firm, few people know the industry like David. He literally grew up in the business (his Mom and Dad ran a very successful staffing and executive
 recruiting firm in Upstate New York). Mix in a degree in information systems  from Clarkson University, an MB A from The Wharton School, and more than 20 years of marketing and consulting in the staffing industry, and you have someone with the rare ability to combine high-level strategic thinking with real entrepreneurial ingenuity.
The New Jersey Staffing Alliance announces a new employee benefits program for 2017 with Guardian and Two River Benefits.  NJSA Members have the ability to offer their employees Dental, Vision, Group Life, and Long Term Disability programs.  

Guardian® Dental Insurance
A Reason To Smile or How Dental Insurance Works The Guardian Dental Insurance plan allows employees access to Guardian's Dental Preferred Network- now one of the largest and strongest in the nation.  With more than 101,000 dentists in more than 229,000 locations nationwide, employees are virtually guaranteed to find a choice of pre-screened, in-network dentists within minutes of their home.  But choice of providers is not the only reason to join Guardian, employees also enjoy

Why GuardianLife?
Life insurance is the cornerstone of any employee benefits plan - and the core of Guardian's business. With over 50 years of group life experience, our high-quality life programs cover over two million employees nationwide. In fact,more employers choose Guardian to provide their employees' life coverage than any other carrier .

Guardian Vision Plan Overview
"Two-thirds of employees would trade a vacation day for eye care benefits"
Guardian provides rich, flexible plans covering exams and materials.  Members can save on frames, lenses, including contact, laser correction, and cosmetic lens enhancement.   A choice of two nationwide provider networks gives members thousand of access points.  Members can visit any doctor, but save on out-of-network costs when staying in-network.
Guardian® Disability Insurance
"Prepare For the Unexpected"
Group Long Term disability provides financial stability for an employee when due to unexpected events they cannot work and provide for their families.

Group Long Term disability provides financial stability for an employee when due to unexpected events they cannot work and provide for their families.

The NJSA Guardian program can help improve the well-being of your employees, while providing an important tool for recruiting and retaining employees.

Call Two River Benefits today at 732-842-6200 for more information.

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In This Issue
Guadagno v. Murphy
Staffing NJ-PAC Donations
Staffing NJ-PAC Donations
Sterling Networking Event
Marketing Webinar
New Member Benefit
Upcoming Events
Lunch & Learn Webinar Series  - July 25

2017 Staffing World - October 24-26, Chicago, IL

NJSA Annual Education and Training Conference - November 1, The Palace at Somerset Park

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