SENATE LABOR COMMITTEE

 

STATEMENT TO

 

[First Reprint]

ASSEMBLY, No. 2648

 

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

 

DATED:  JUNE 7, 2012

 

      The Senate Labor Committee reports favorably Assembly Bill No. 2648 (1R).

      This bill prohibits employer retaliation against any employee who discloses to, or requests of, any other employee or former employee of the employer, or any authorized representative of the other employee or former employee, information regarding the job title, occupational category, and rate of compensation, including benefits, of any employee or former employee, or the gender, race, ethnicity, military status, or national origin of the employee or former employee, if the disclosure was made in a reasonable belief on the part of the requesting or disclosing employee that the purpose of the request or disclosure of the information was to assist in investigating the possibility of the occurrence of, or in taking of legal action regarding, potential discriminatory treatment concerning pay, compensation, bonuses, other compensation or benefits.

      This bill is identical to Senate Bill No. 1935, also reported by the committee today.