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NJDOL, Treasury Raid Worksite in First Joint-Enforcement Action to Combat Worker Misclassification

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TRENTON – A team of more than 60 investigators from the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDOL) and the Department of the Treasury, supported by other state agencies, conducted an unannounced investigation of a construction site at 88 Regent Street in Jersey City in response to allegations of worker misclassification. 

Within weeks of Governor Murphy signing new legislation to bolster the state’s already strong misclassification laws, the Department of Labor’s Divisions of Wage and Hour Compliance, and Public Safety and Occupational Safety and Health joined staff from the Department of the Treasury’s Division of Taxation on …

Governor Murphy Signs Legislation to Protect New Jersey Workers, Employers From Unlawful Misclassification

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TRENTON – Building on his commitment to making sure that workers and employers in New Jersey are treated fairly, Governor Phil Murphy today signed a four-bill legislative package furthering state efforts to stop employee misclassification.  Misclassification is the practice of illegally and improperly classifying employees as independent contractors. This practice deprives workers of the right to earn minimum wage and overtime, workers’ compensation, unemployment, earned sick leave, job-protected family leave, temporary disability, and equal pay, and leaves them unprotected against discrimination. It also hurts the vast majority of employers who play by the rules, by putting them at a competitive…

NJDOL Issues Stop Work Order: Company to Halt Current & Future Projects

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NJDOL Issues Stop-Work Order Against Construction Contractor, Halting All Current and Future Work TRENTON – The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDOL) has issued a company-wide stop-work order to Cunha’s Construction Inc. and owner Nuno Cunha based on repeated and ongoing violations of state wage and hour laws. This is the first time the NJDOL has used its authority to pause all work by a single entity rather than on a per project basis.Newark-based Cunha’s Construction Inc. was ordered to halt work at current and future projects for the duration of the order, which will remain in…

NJDOL Issues Stop Work Order for Alleged Violations in Keansburg

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Stop-Work Order Issued to South River Contractor for Violations at Keansburg Job Site

TRENTON – The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDOL) issued a stop-work order to Galo Contractors Group, LLC, on March 9 for six alleged violations at a worksite in Keansburg.

Galo Contractors Group, headquartered in South River, was working on a project at Keansburg Boardwalk West when the NJDOL performed site inspections on March 4 and March 5, during which time workers reported the alleged violations.

Violations reported during the inspections included misclassifying workers as independent contractors, hindering the investigation, and failure to register …

COVID-19 Vaccine Awareness Week in Construction: April 19-23, 2021

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Vaccine Awareness Week in Construction, April 19-23, 2021, is a campaign to raise awareness of the safety, effectiveness, and benefits of COVID-19 vaccination among construction workers. The CDC recommends that all workers in the U.S. get vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as they are eligible to end the pandemic and help Americans return to their normal lives.  Learn how you can get a COVID-19 vaccine at


The IUBAC and ICE encourage members and contractors to access the COVID-19 Vaccines. Read the statement released on March 31, 2021


CISC/NIOSH WEBINAR April 21, 2021 @ 2pm: COVID-19 Vaccines