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March 26, 2018
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The Assembly and Senate are moving quickly (maybe too quickly!) on several legislative proposals that are important to staffing firms and the rest of NJ's business community. They only have a few weeks before the Legislature must turn its attention to next year's state budget, so the leadership is working to get several major initiatives passed and sent to the governor prior to budget time. Two important proposals are in rapid consideration:

Earned Sick Leave:
Two competing bills are currently in consideration to create a statewide earned leave program (A-1827 and S-2171). In the Assembly A-1827 is being amended and currently is the better bill. It establishes a maximum of 40 hours per year of earned sick leave (compared to 72 hours in S-2171), has a waiting period of 120 days (100 days in S-2171), allows employers to establish their own policy on time increments an employee must use to take leave (S-2171 allows for the lowest time increment in the payroll system), and totally pre-empts and replaces current and future municipal and county ordinances on earned leave (S-2171 leaves current ordinances in force). NJSA believes the sponsors of A-1827 have been responsive to the business community (including NJSA) on this issue and hopes the Senate will at least adopt A-1827's approach.

Equal Pay:
Unlike earned sick leave, both the Assembly and Senate leadership are on a common platform with two identical bills (A-1 and S-104) which originally were focused on Equal Pay for women but now have been broadened to include Equal Pay protections for all protected classes (sex, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, veteran, etc.). The common bill has a significantly anti-business, pro-plaintiff attorney approach and does not provide clear definition of "pay discrimination" to assist business avoid liability, plus it has increased significantly back pay liability from a "normal" federal and state limit of two years to six years plus treble damages and attorney's fees. For state contractors, there are required reports and their associated administrative costs and exposure of business information in the public records.

NJSA's Legislative Committee is in frequent dialogue with sponsors and members of the Legislature on these and other issues, but we need your involvement. They need to know that staffing firm owners and managers in their districts are concerned about their deliberations and votes. Please click here and send two emails; one regarding the Equal Pay issue and a second one to introduce yourself and your firm to your legislators. Remember, if you have multiple offices, please send emails from not only your home address but the address of all of your branch locations.


The New Jersey Staffing Alliance's 13th Annual Executive Leadership Conference will be held from April 24-26 at The Borgata Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City, NJ. This is the one event where staffing firm owners and managers can refuel...recharge...and reignite their desire to reach peak performance.

With the increasing emphasis on employment fairness, pay equity, social media awareness and office conduct, our committee has brought top speakers to the ELC this year. Over the two and a half day conference, attendees will be inspired by Dr. Jen Welter, the first female to coach in the NFL. In 2015, she served as a linebackers coach for the Arizona Cardinals. When stepping into the biggest challenge of her career, Dr. Welter was given the following words of wisdom from retired NFL Receiver Terry Glenn: "I've been thinking a lot about you going into the NFL, and the best advice I can give you is to be 100% authentic." The pledge to be 100 % authentic framed Welter's time as the first female coach in the NFL.

The NJSA 13th Annual Executive Leadership Conference (ELC) is specifically designed for owners and senior managers to become better leaders in the staffing environment and thus, help people find the employment positions they desire. We invite you to attend and participate in valuable networking with people who do what you do! For more information on the New Jersey Staffing Alliance and attending the Executive Leadership Conference, go to

We believe that this will be our best ELC yet! So join your friends, clients, and new acquaintances April 24-26 at The Borgata/Water Club, Atlantic City

Click on the image to download the conference brochure.

NJSA's Golf Outing on April 24 will be held at the historic Atlantic City Country Club. From the official opening of the course on June 18, 1898, the Atlantic City Country Club has enjoyed a rich history and many well-documented "famous firsts." Reserve your foursome and enjoy the day with your friends and colleagues. 

Industry Partners - This is your premier event too!  The ELC is your opportunity to visit with current clients and meet new ones.  Click here for your sponsorship and registration brochure and enhance your marketing objectives.

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In conjunction with NJSA's Executive Leadership Conference, the Golf Outing will be held on April 24 at the historic Atlantic City Country Club

From the official opening of the course on June 18, 1898, the Atlantic City Country Club has enjoyed a rich history and many well-documented "famous firsts."

We invite you to reserve your room at The Borgata for Tuesday and join your colleagues at NJSA's Golf Outing at the historic Atlantic City Golf Club. Not comfortable on the links? Plan to come early anyway for the casual get-together on Tuesday evening sponsored by Citrin Cooperman. And, of course, you will not want to miss our Gala Reception on Wednesday night at the Immersion Spa, sponsored by Access Capital and World Wide Specialty Programs.


"A Step-by-Step Guide to Social Media Success"
How to develop and execute an effective social media marketing strategy.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

FREE For NJSA Members
$99 for Non-Members

Are your people using social media to drive sales, recruit talent, and fill more job orders?

Or are they aimlessly throwing posts out hoping they are effective?

Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other social sites let you directly access staffing decision makers and reach a massive talent pool -- IF you know what to do! Social media is about adding value and having conversations, not just direct selling or advertising jobs. So how can you strengthen your social presence?

In this webinar, Jenny Keller Yesilevskiy, Digital Marketing Manager at Haley Marketing Group, will share essential strategies behind an effective social media strategy for staffing firms.

In this presentation, you will learn:
  • How to define SMART social media goals
  • How to conceptualize the right strategy for today's social landscape
  • How to determine the right social platforms and tactics to use based on your goals
  • Where to focus your time and energy for best results

This program was made possible by



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In This Issue
Legislative Alert
ELC Featured Speaker
Annual Golf Outing
Social Media Webinar
PAC Donations
NJSA Membership is Corporate
Upcoming Events

Webinar on Social Media
March 28, 2018

NJSA Executive Leadership Conference
April 24-26, 2018
Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
Atlantic City, NJ

NJSA Education & Training Conference
November 1, 2018
Eisenhower Conference Center
Livingston, NJ

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Our mission is to be the advocate for the success and growth of NJSA members and the New Jersey staffing industry through leadership in legislation, education, ethics and professional business practices.

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