Two new laws in New Jersey are a balancing act between businesses and employees

By Joseph Domenick Guarino and Erin Carney D’Angelo

New Jersey governor Chris Christie promised to promote economic activity and job creation. Recent legislative activity illustrates how he is striking the balance between making New Jersey business friendly and protecting the state’s employees.

His earlier vetoes of harsher versions of social media and pay equity laws resulted in final legislation on those topics that is narrowed in scope. In addition, Christie vetoed legislation that could have caused economic harm to the trucking industry and ports in New Jersey.

For business, there is more to do but no onerous burdens in the enacted laws…

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