Singer’s Bill to Provide Job Protection for NJ’s National Guard Members Advances
Senator Bob Singer’s (R-30) legislation to ensure New Jersey National Guard members retain their civilian jobs throughout and after a State emergency has passed the Senate Military and Veterans’ Affairs committee.
“No employer, especially the State of New Jersey, should discriminate against an employee if they are called to serve during a State emergency,” Singer said. “Our National Guard members should never have to choose between serving their country, and maintaining their civilian career. These heroes should come home to their job, and we should be proud and thankful for their sacrifices.”
Singer’s bipartisan legislation, S-3594, provides members of the National Guard of New Jersey with the same employment protections as those provided to members of the United States Armed Forces called to federal active duty. This includes domestic deployment during a state emergency.
“Look what happened during Superstorm Sandy. More than 7,400 Guardsmen and women stepped up and mobilized shelters to help their neighbors,” Singer added. “Their momentous efforts, ranging from search and rescue operations, to food and water distribution, saved countless lives. Whether they are serving abroad or serving at home, our brave National Guard members should never have to question their job security.”