The State of New Jersey is strictly enforcing laws that mandate a worker's employment status be properly reported and that employers provide adequate workers' compensation insurance coverage. The state has some of the strictest laws in the country and they are being enforced vigorously through a multi-agency protocol.
MUTI-AGENCY ENFORCEMENT EFFORT
A unique partnership between the New Jersey Departments of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDOL), Treasury, and Banking and Insurance, and the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) has resulted in the assessment of more than $1.3 million in back wages and penalties to 20 contractors performing construction work at 88 Regent Street in Jersey City, where a multi-agency team of more than 60 investigators conducted an unannounced sweep in summer 2021 in response to allegations of workers being misclassified. Grand Street Construction, LLC of Jersey City, was the owner/ general contractor on the project.
The author, Jon L. Gelman, practices law in Wayne, NJ. He is the author of NJ Workers’ Compensation Law (Thomson-Reuters) and co-author of the national treatise Modern Workers’ Compensation Law (Thomson-Reuters). For over five decades, the Law Offices of Jon L Gelman 1.973.696.7900 firstname.lastname@example.org have represented injured workers and their families who have suffered occupational accidents and illnesses
Recommended Citation: Gelman, Jon L., Employers Fined $1.3 Million for MIsclassification of Workers Including Failure to Have Adequate Workers' Compensation Insurance, www.gelmans.com (2023), https://workers-compensation.blogspot.com/2023/02/employers-fined-13-million-for.html
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