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New Jersey Wage Theft Act Expands Fines, Penalties and Damages for Wage and Hour Violations
By Susan S. Hodges on August 9, 2019

On August 6, 2019 Acting Governor Shelia Oliver signed the Wage Theft Act into law. The law revised New Jersey wage and hour laws to include new civil and criminal penalties for failure to pay compensation and benefits, pensions, medical treatment, disability benefits, and workers' compensation.

Employers are now required to provide new hires and employees with a written copy of their statement of rights under this law.

The law provides for treble damages and fines, and except for certain provisions on criminal offenses, went into effect immediately.

If you have questions about the new requirements, please contact Parker McCay's Employment and Labor Department. 

The content of this post is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice or legal opinion. You should consult a lawyer concerning your specific situation and any specific legal question you may have.

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