NJ Restaurant & Hospitality Association statement on Governor Murphy
Signing Assembly Bill 6246 into law

January 18, 2022 (Trenton, NJ) – New Jersey Restaurant & Hospitality Association President and CEO Dana Lancellotti released the following statement regarding Governor Murphy’s signing of Assembly Bill 6246:

“Members of the New Jersey Restaurant & Hospitality Association are extremely disappointed to learn that Governor Murphy has signed into law A6246. This legislation was introduced just weeks ago, was quickly passed by legislative committees that do not affect the hospitality industry and was passed by lawmakers who, despite sharing their concerns about the legislation, still voted in favor of the legislation in order to have it passed by both Houses. This is just another example of a blatant act of government overreach impacting 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 has instead turned its back on our hoteliers by depriving them of the opportunity to make timely and necessary staffing adjustments in one of the most difficult labor markets in recent history.This law will hurt customer service, put more pressure on already struggling hotels and will hamper the recovery of the industry when hotel workers and small business owners need it most.


About the New Jersey Restaurant and Hospitality Association
The New Jersey Restaurant and Hospitality Association (NJRHA) was founded in 1942 to support, educate and advocate for the hospitality industry throughout the state. Representing more than 25,000 food service establishments and 350,000 employees, the NJRHA is the state’s largest private sector employer and generates $18.1 billion in tax revenue for the state. Visit www.njrha.org.

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