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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…