Proposed NJ Employment Law Would Protect Unpaid Interns from Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation

New Jersey law protects employees from many forms of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.

But it does not protect unpaid interns because the law finds that they are not employees due to the lack of a paycheck for their work. A bill sponsored by Senator Nia Gill, S-3064, would change that.  If the bill becomes law, it would provide interns with protection under the Law Against Discrimination, the Conscientious Employee Protection Act, Worker Freedom from Employer Intimidation Act, and other employment laws.

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