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Gov. Signs Law for Faster Stop-Work Orders; Report Calls for Steps to Stem Misclassification

By William Rabb (Reporter)

Thursday, July 11, 2019 | 205 | 0 | 17 min read

A New Jersey task force is recommending a robust, multipronged approach to fight the growing problem of worker misclassification, including legislation and new rules that would give state agencies more enforcement powers. One of the strongest measures the report called for was signed into law and took effect this week. Gov. Phil Murphy on Tuesday signed Senate Bill 2557, which allows the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development to issue stop-work orders against companies as soon as an initial violation is determined. The law addresses wage and hour violations, but officia...

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