By The Staff
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New Jersey businesses beware.

On Monday, legislation which would subject New Jersey businesses to discrimination lawsuits seeking six (6) years of back pay cleared the Assembly Labor Committee.

Damages could also be tripled if they’re proven.

The Assembly Appropriations Committee will take up the bill on Thursday.

Its next stop will be a vote before both the full Senate and full Assembly, respectively, likely no later than April. Phil Murphy is expected to sign the legislation in its current form.

New Jersey already has America’s worst overall business climate. Democrats have nevertheless amped up a decidedly anti-business policy agenda since Governor Murphy’s inaugural including a proposed business surcharge, a higher minimum wage, and sick leave legislation.

Small business owners now face the potential for ruinously-large court judgments.

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