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  • NJ A3738
  • Increases certain penalties for violations of wage and hour law.
Introduced
(5/19/2016)
In Committee
(5/19/2016)
Crossed OverPassedSignedDead/Failed/Vetoed
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill revises certain penalties for violations of the "New Jersey State Wage and Hour Law," P.L.1966, c.113 (C.34:11-56a et seq.). The bill provides that an employer who violates any provision of that law is, upon conviction of a first or second violation, guilty of a disorderly persons offense, and, upon conviction of a third or subsequent offense, guilty of a crime of the fourth degree. Current law states that for a first violation an employer is guilty of a disorderly persons offense and may be punished by a fine of not less than $100 and not more than $1,000 or by imprisonment for not less than 10 and not more than 90 days or by both the fine and imprisonment. The bill increases the applicable fines for a first violation to not less than $500 and maintains the maximum fine of not more than $1,000. Current law also states that for a second or subsequent violation an employer is guilty of a disorderly persons offense and may be punished by a fine of not less than $500 and not more than $1,000 or by imprisonment for not less than 10 and more than 100 days or by both the fine and imprisonment. The bill increases the applicable fines for a second violation to not less than $1,000 and not more than $2,000. Finally, the bill provides that a third or subsequent violation constitutes a crime of the fourth degree, punishable by a fine of not less than $2,000 and not more than $10,000 or by imprisonment for up to 18 months or by both the fine and imprisonment.
Labor
Introduced, Referred to Assembly Labor Committee  (on 5/19/2016)
 
 

Date Chamber Action Description
5/19/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Labor Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
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