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(TRENTON) - Legislation sponsored by Speaker Sheila Oliver, Peter J. Barnes, III and Shavonda E. Sumter to toughen enforcement and criminal sanctions against employers who fail to pay wages or other benefits to their employees was approved Monday by the General Assembly.
"Many families are struggling as it is. Having your wages or any other form of compensation kept from you is not only an abuse of power, but can wreak havoc on a person's finances," said Oliver (D-Essex/Passaic). "This behavior is disgraceful and has no place in the workforce. This bill ensures that employers who have no qualms about cheating their workers this way will face stiffer penalties."
The bill (A-3581) revises current law to strengthen enforcement procedures and criminal sanctions against employers who fail to pay wages, compensation or benefits to their employees. The bill also imposes criminal sanctions against employers who retaliate against employees who file complaints under the statute and establishes definitions of key terms and phrases found in the statute.
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