NJ Labor Department Issues Stop-Work Orders on School Construction Projects

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  • January 20, 2023

“In recent years, NJDOL has identified an alarming trend of unregistered contractors and worker exploitation at school construction projects,” said Joseph Petrecca, Assistant Commissioner of the Division of Wage and Hour and Contract Compliance. “We’re working closely with our partners in education at the state and local levels to ensure they are informed of their obligations under the law – not only to protect workers from being taken advantage of, but also to safeguard upstanding employers from being edged out by unfair competition at workers’ expense.”

In the past several months stop-work orders were issued to contractors on school projects for wage violations, misclassifying employees, failure to register and carry workers compensation, and hiring unregistered contractors. The stop-work orders were issued to contractors on the projects below:

  • Roosevelt Elementary School – Marcal Const. Group
  • Franklin Elementary School – Marcal Const. Group
  • Belleville High School – HESP Solar, LLC and Patriot Iron Works
  • Dunellen School – Bismark Const. Corp. and Concrete Solutions NJ, LLC


*Above as posted in Masonry Contractors of New Jersey’s January 20, 2023 News Flash 

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