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Bill allowing longer work week for teen employees becomes law

NEW JERSEY – The Governor Thursday signed Senator Steve Oroho’s legislation that will help address the shortage of summer workers.

“Businesses in shore and tourist communities are having a difficult time finding employees for the busy summer season,” Oroho (R-24) said. “This new law will allow employees age 16 to 18 to work as many as 50 hours per week. This is a temporary fix to a temporary problem, but the additional 10 hours each week could help both the worker and the business.”

The new law (A-5898/S-3963) requires permission from a parent or guardian for any teen-ager scheduled for the longer work week.

“I know there are employers here in my district that are struggling to fill work shifts, and they will benefit from the increased flexibility,” Oroho said.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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