NJ Restaurant & Hospitality Association Statement on Governor Murphy
Signing Assembly Bill 6246 Into Law
Jan. 18, 2022 (Trenton, NJ) – New Jersey Restaurant & Hospitality Association President and CEO Dana Lancellotti has issued the following statement regarding Governor Murphy signing Assembly Bill 6246 into law:
“The New Jersey Restaurant & Hospitality Association membership is extremely disappointed to learn that Governor Murphy signed A6246 into law. This legislation was introduced just weeks ago, quickly pushed through legislative committees that do not pertain to the hospitality industry and voted on by lawmakers who, despite sharing their concerns about the legislation, still voted in favor of the legislation in order to push it through both Houses. Moreover, this law is just another example of an egregious act of government overreach that impacts small businesses.
“Hospitality continues to be one of the hardest-hit industries as the global pandemic continues. Instead of providing much-needed assistance to the industry, the Murphy Administration instead turned its back on our hoteliers by robbing them of the ability to make timely and needed staffing adjustments in one of the toughest labor markets in recent history. This law will harm customer service, place more strain on already struggling hotels and hamper the industry’s recovery when hotel employees and small business owners need it the most.”
About New Jersey Restaurant and Hospitality Association
New Jersey Restaurant and Hospitality Association (NJRHA) was founded in 1942 to support, educate and advocate on behalf of the hospitality industry throughout the state. Representing over 25,000 foodservice establishments and 350,000 employees, NJRHA represents the state’s largest private-sector employer and generates $18.1 billion in tax revenue for the state. Visit www.njrha.org.