State Wage & Hour Laws

I have written a few times on the new, very aggressive, enforcement measures that the New Jersey legislature has recently taken on the issue of misclassification. On this troubling note,
Continue Reading New Jersey Management-Side Lawyers Bemoan Latest Legislative Attacks On The Business Community Over Independent Contractor Misclassification

I have often blogged about the very enforcement-oriented stance of the Murphy Administration and the New Jersey Department of Labor (“NJDOL”). Well, I have now even more evidence. On July
Continue Reading New Jersey Tightens Up Already Stringent Independent Contractor Enforcement Hammers: Is There No End In Sight?

In July 2019, the New Jersey Legislature amended and expanded the State’s wage-hour laws to give the enforcing agency the power to stop an errant contractor, especially those doing prevailing
Continue Reading New Enforcement Powers Given to New Jersey DOL Exercised In Broad Fashion For First Time: The Coming Of The Storm?

I do a great deal of prevailing wage defense on behalf of employers, both on a federal level (i.e. Davis-Bacon Act) and the State of New Jersey prevailing wage statute.  
Continue Reading New Jersey Business Association Challenges Union Boondoggle Requirement of Mandatory Apprenticeship Program For Construction Employers

The State of New Jersey (and many other states) has started to tighten up laws regarding independent contractor status. One troubling component (to management-side practitioners and employers alike) of this
Continue Reading New Jersey DOL Poster Basically Invites Workers to Claim They Are Not Independent Contractors