2016-17 NJ Legislative Progress

New Jersey was the 10th state to introduce the Healthy Workplace Bill

  • There are no current bills in early 2016.
  • Note: New Jersey's legislative cycle is out of sync with most other states. In NJ in 2016, it is the first year of the 2-year session.

Audio & Video


New Jersey PBS Show - Due Process, April 12, 2009 broadcast

25 min. Workplace Bullying show debating merit of the WBI Healthy Workplace Bill Cherry Hill plaintiff's attorney Costello and corporate defense attorney Alito.

The filming was prompted by a Nov. 22, 2008 workshop on Workplace Bullying and the law held at the NJ Law Center, New Brunswick, NJ. Presenters at the event sponsored by the Chinese-American Association included Susie Cho, David Yamada, Dr. Gary Namie and Dr. Ruth Namie.

Bill History


Senate Bill S 3115 was filed on Dec. 16, 2013 by Sen. Linda Greenstein.


Sen. Linda Greenstein introduced the Healthy Workplace Bill as S 333 in the Senate. Asw. Connie Wagner and Asw. Valerie Vanieri-Huttle introduced companion bill A 3249 in the Assembly. The bill was assigned to the Labor Committee but failed to get a public hearing.


Asw. Linda Greenstein reintroduced the Healthy Workplace Bill as A 673 in 2010. In 2011, Ms. Greenstein moved to the Senate to complete the term and introduced the same bill as S 2515. The Assembly version was A 673.


Asw. Linda Greenstein reintroduced the bill in the 2008-2009 legislative session. It was numbered A1551 and was assigned to the Assembly Labor Committee. No hearing was held.

Two Assemblywomen, Asw. Sheila Oliver and Asw. Valerie Vanieri-Huttle joined Asw. Greenstein as Primary Sponsors, and 13 Assemblymen and Assemblywomen joined as Cosponsors. They were: Assemblywoman Amy H. Handlin, PhD (R), Assemblywoman Caridad Rodriguez (D), Assemblywoman Mary Pat Angelini (R), Assemblywoman Nilsa Cruz-Perez (D), Assemblyman Wayne DeAngelo (D), Assemblyman Patrick Diegnan, Jr. (D), Assemblyman Thomas P. Giblin (D), Assemblywoman L. Grace Spencer (D), Assemblyman Samuel D. Thompson (R), Assemblyman Albert Coutinho (D), Assemblyman Upendra J. Chivukula (D), Assemblyman Ralph R. Caputo (D) and Assemblywoman Connie Wagner (D).

A hearing before the Assembly Labor Committee was scheduled but canceled less than 24 hours before it was to take place.

The New Jersey Healthy Workplace bill was not brought to a vote in the 2008-2008 session.


Assemblywoman Linda Greenstein introduced "The Healthy Workplace Act" in the NJ Assembly. The bill, numbered A3590, was not heard in committee.

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