NJ Lawmakers Approve Blacklisting Cos. Violating Tax Law

Law360 (January 14, 2020, 9:13 PM EST) -- New Jersey employers that violate state wage, benefit and tax laws would be blacklisted from obtaining government contracts under a package of bills the state Legislature recently approved to crack down on worker misclassification.

The six-bill package would provide more power to the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development to curtail employers from misclassifying workers as employees instead of independent contractors. S.B. 4226, which permits the agency to bar companies or contractors from obtaining public contracts, was one of four measures the state Senate gave final approval to Monday, the last day of the state’s legislative session.

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