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June 26, 2017
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LEGISLATIVE ALERT

The Legislature is pushing through an unbelievable increase and expansion of NJ's Family Leave Program!  You need to contact your Assembly and Senate Representatives as soon as possible!

A-4927/S-3085 is being pushed quickly through both houses of the Legislature by the Assembly and Senate Leadership. 
  • This bill increases the number of weeks allowed from six to twelve weeks in a 12-month period. 
  • It significantly increases the weekly benefit payments (an increase between 35% and 47% depending on the circumstances). 
  • It lowers the minimum number of employees that an employer has to have to be covered by the law from 50 to 20. 
  • The bill expands the number of circumstances in which Family Leave is authorized.
  • The bill takes away the employer's right to insist on a mutually acceptable schedule for taking leave and substitutes it with an employee's responsibility to give minimum notice to the employer. 
  • Lastly, job protection would be now extended to employees on family leave.
Increased use of Family leave by employees represent a significant increase in business expense and lost productivity, especially for smaller NJ employers.

NJSA is opposed to this bill because it dramatically increases benefit payments, leading to the necessity to increase employee taxes when our citizens are already overburdened by taxes.  We also are against the bill since it would further damage New Jersey's ability to attract new employers into this state and support growth of existing businesses.

If this bill doesn't get signed into law in 2017, it certainly will come back up for consideration in 2018.  Each of us needs to start talking to our representatives on this issue now.  Even though it has quickly passed the Assembly along party lines, we need to let all of our representative know our views.

Click here and go to the Key Issue entitled A 4927/S 3085 and click the "Write Your Legislators" button.  If you want more information on this bill and NJSA's Position Paper, click on the "Get More Information" button.

We need everyone in the industry to communicate using NJSA's Legislative Outreach Platform with their Senators and Assembly representatives on this and the other 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.


WELCOME NEW MEMBER

The BOSS Group is an  award-winning  creative staffing firm for interactive, creative and marketing talent. They have been supplying temporary, temp-to-hire, direct hire and managed services solutions to leading organizations across virtually every industry sector for 28 years. Contact: Christine Yurko at 301-221-8395.
 
NJSA BOARD OF DIRECTORS - LOOKING FOR A FEW GOOD MEN AND WOMEN!

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 patk@njsa.com.
 
STAFFING NJ-PAC DONATIONS

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.
 
MARKETING TOOLS WEBINAR
 
"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.
 
NJSA MEMBER BENEFIT
  
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.  

GuardianĀ® 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.
  
GuardianĀ® 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
Legislative Alert
Welcome New Member
NJSA Board Nominations
Staffing NJ-PAC Donations
Marketing Webinar
NJSA 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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