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The ordinance requires owners of any vacant property within 60 days of becoming vacant or 30 days after assuming ownership to register and pay a $500 fee and to renew registration yearly with a graduated yearly fee rate beginning at $1,500 with the first renewal and reaching $5,000 with the third.Year: 2011•State: New Jersey•Type: Act or Session Law•Source: Newark City Council•Policy: Land Use, Finance, Revenue, Housing
A model ordinance that limits the amount businesses may contribute to candidates, political parties, or office holders; and prohibits an entity that contributes more than the limit from receiving government contacts.Year: 2011•State: New Jersey•Type: Model Law•Source: New Jersey Department of Community Affairs•Policy: Finance, Revenue, Democracy, Election Finance
In September 2007, recognizing the great potential of green economic and infrastructure development, Newark Mayor Cory A. Booker asked the Apollo Alliance to engage the community at large and "make Newark a national showcase for clean and efficient energy use, green economic development and job creation, and equitable environmental opportunity." The project, announced at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) conference in New York City, focused on convening a summit of Newark's community leaders to develop recommendations for the city to become cleaner, greener, and more prosperous.Year: 2009•State: New Jersey•Type: Policy Brief or Report•Source: Apollo Alliance•Policy: Economic Equality, Revenue, Finance, Regionalism, Job Quality, Environment, Energy
An ordinance requiring contracting companies to maintain, to the greatest extent possible, a workforce composed of 40% qualified Newark residents.Year: 2012•State: New Jersey•Type: Act or Session Law•Source: Newark Clerk Office, •Policy: Civil Rights, Job Quality, Wages and Benefits, Regionalism, Environment, Democracy
This ordinance mandates that individuals who work for employers who employ ten (10) or more employees shall accrue compensated sick time. Individuals who work for employers who employ less than ten (10) employees shall accrue sick that need not be compensated. Employees shall accrue a minimum of one-hour of paid sick time for every 30 hours worked. Employers who employ ten or more employees for compensation are not required to provide more than 40 hours of paid sick time in a calendar year. Employees who are not entitled to paid sick time under this ordinance, shall accrue a minimum of one hour of unpaid sick time for every 30 hours work.Year: 2013•State: New Jersey•Type: Act or Session Law•Source: City Council of Jersey City•Policy: Wages and Benefits, Job Quality, Health, Family
This ordinance specifies minimum wage and benefit requirements for service workers of vendors, contractors, and subcontractors who contract with the County of Hudson. The ordinance grants the following for workers who work 20 hours or more per week: an hourly pay rate 150 percent of the Federal Minimum Wage at the time the contract is bid; annual five days paid vacation time after 12 months of employment; employer-provided medical benefits for each employee within 60 days of employment.Year: 2005•State: New Jersey•Type: Act or Session Law•Source: Hudson County Board of Chosen Freeholders•Policy: Civil Rights, Job Quality, Wages and Benefits
This ordinance modifies existing business licensing requirements to require denial of a business license to any applicant having been found to have committed wage theft if that finding has not been remedied or cured. Previously, New Brunswick law required all business license applications to be submitted to the police department for investigation of the applicant\'s business responsibility, moral character and ability to properly conduct the licensed activity as necessary for the protection of the public, and to deny license applications if the police determined that the applicant\'s character, ability or business responsibility were unsatisfactory or the products, services or activity not free from fraud. This ordinance adds wage theft as an additional reason for business license denial.Year: 2013•State: New Jersey•Type: Act or Session Law•Source: New Brunswick City Council•Policy: Job Quality, Civil Rights, Wages and Benefits