NJ Assembly OKs Crackdown On Wage Withholding

Law360, New York (December 17, 2012, 3:21 PM EST) -- The New Jersey state Assembly on Monday approved legislation to toughen enforcement and criminal sanctions against employers who withhold wages or other benefits from their employees, in an effort to make it easier for workers to report workplace abuses.

The bill, which passed by a 48-28 vote and now will head to the Senate, levies fines, penalties and damages against employers found in violation. It also protects employees by imposing criminal sanctions against employers who retaliate against employees who file complaints under the statute, according to...
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