NJ Bill Targets Vendors That Owe Unemployment Funds

Law360, New York (February 26, 2014, 5:45 PM EST) -- A New Jersey lawmaker on Wednesday proposed legislation that would prod the state to withhold payments from vendors with overdue unemployment contributions, citing a recent audit that showed delinquent vendors still collecting millions of dollars from public work.

The measure that state Sen. Fred Madden, D-Gloucester, plans to introduce Thursday would address a finding in that Dec. 31 audit of New Jersey's Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund that the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development isn't taking advantage of a state Treasury Department system that withholds...
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