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An ordinance requiring contracting companies to maintain, to the greatest extent possible, a workforce composed of 40% qualified Newark residents.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Reducing the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is vital to mitigate climate change. To date reduction efforts have primarily focused on minimizing the production of carbon dioxide during electricity generation, transport, and other activities. Going forward, to the extent that carbon dioxide continues to be produced, it will need to be captured before release. Research is currently being undertaken into the possibility of injecting carbon dioxide into the seabed. One study aims to identify possible injection sites in the seabed along the northeast coast of the U.S. It is anticipated that, following identification of suitable sites, a demonstration project will be undertaken to assess the feasibility of offshore CCS. This paper outlines key regulatory requirements for the demonstration project and any subsequent commercial operations.
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.
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.