On January 15, 2015, the New Jersey Intern Protection Act was approved by the Assembly Labor Committee and has been sent to the full Assembly for a vote. If adopted, this bill (S539, A3529) would provide interns with the same legal protections from discrimination and retaliation that employees enjoy under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination, the Conscientious Employee Protection Act, and the Worker Freedom From Employer Intimidation Act. If enacted, New Jersey would become the second state in the nation to provide such protections to interns.