NJ Gov. Phil Murphy Set to Sign $15 Minimum Wage Bill Today

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New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy is set to sign a $15 minimum wage bill into law today, according to Patch.com . While the minimum wage bill is perhaps the most well-known out of all those being signed this past week, there are several others that may impact your life.

On Thursday, Murphy signed a bill requiring boards of education to include instruction and adopt instructional materials that accurately portray the history of contributions of persons from LGBTQ community. In addition, school districts must incorporate instruction in grades six through 12 on the meaning of consent for physical contact and sexual activity.

A new law took effect on Friday allowing NJ residents to change the gender listed on their birth certificates more easily. It also gives the option of a third gender, "X" for non-binary or undesignated gender.

Murphy is also expected to sign a family leave bill that will:

  • Increase weekly benefits from two-thirds to 90% of a claimant's average weekly wage.
  • Make it possible for those taking leave to care for siblings, grandparents, grandchildren, and more.
  • Increase intermittent leave from 42 days to 52 days.
  • Extend benefits to parents of adopted children, foster children, or children conceived via surrogate or gestational carrier.

You can watch Murphy sign the $15 minimum wage bill into law live below.

Read the Patch.com story here .

 
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