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New Jersey Set to Raise Minimum Wage January 1, 2024

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Trenton NJ, New Jersey is set to become one of a handful of states with a minimum wage of at least $15/hour on January 1, 2024 when the rate increases to $15.13/hour, surpassing the goal set by Governor Murphy and the Legislature in 2019.

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14 businesses Banned From Doing Business in New Jersey including One in Saddle River and One in Wyckoff and Fair Lawn

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Saddle River NJ,  the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDOL) has posted the names of 14 additional businesses to its Workplace Accountability in Labor List (aka The WALL), bringing to 82 the total number of delinquent employers with outstanding liabilities for violations of state wage, benefit or tax laws.

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Seven Restaurants in Bergen County Shut Down by NJDOL over Wage and Hour and Contract Compliance Since 2019 Including 2 in Ridgewood

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Ridgewood NJ, NJDOL’s Division of Wage and Hour and Contract Compliance has the authority to immediately halt work at any public or private worksite – both construction and non-construction – when an investigation finds evidence an employer has violated state wage, benefit or tax laws. Examples include: misclassifying employees as independent contractors; not having appropriate workers’ compensation insurance; failing to pay prevailing wage or overtime; or paying workers partially, late, or off the books.

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Stop-work Order Issued Against Bergen County Run Darlington Golf Course in Mahwah

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Mahwah NJ,  The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDOL) issued stop-work orders to one general contractor and one subcontractor at two separate construction sites: Lincoln Elementary School in Edison and Darlington Golf Course in Mahwah.  Continue reading Stop-work Order Issued Against Bergen County Run Darlington Golf Course in Mahwah

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After Repeated Calls for NJ Labor Commissioner Robert Asaro-Angelo to Resign the NJDOL Finally Begins to Act

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Trenton NJ, after repeated  calls for NJ Labor Commissioner Robert Asaro-Angelo to resign .The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDOL) has begun scheduling in-person appointments for workers who have had trouble with their unemployment claims, and on March 28 will begin seeing claimants with previously scheduled appointments at select One-Stop Career Center locations. No walk-ins will be served.

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Pressure Mounts On New Jersey Labor Commissioner Robert Asaro-Angelo to Resign

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Trenton NJ, Senator Kristin Corrado (R-40) called for New Jersey Labor Commissioner Robert Asaro-Angelo to resign following his recent appearance before the Senate Labor Committee and two years after his department’s offices closed to the public:

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Senator Kristin Corrado calls the Dysfunction at the NJ Department of Labor Inexcusable

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Trenton NJ, while thousands of New Jersey residents remain caught up in unemployment limbo, unable to get help from the Department of Labor, federal employees are back at their desks full time. Senator Kristin Corrado called the dysfunction at the state agency inexcusable.

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NJ Minimum Wage to Rise to $12/Hour for Most Employees on January 1st

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Ridgewood NJ, New Jersey’s minimum hourly wage will go up by $1 to $12 per hour, for most employees, on January 1, 2021, the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDOL) announced today. 

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Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic there has been a tremendous spike in unemployment insurance (UI) fraud

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Ridgewood NJ, over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a significant increase in attempts to engage in unemployment insurance (UI) fraud. Cybercriminals are using individual’s personally identifiable information (PII) to submit fraudulent unemployment claims. PII and other sensitive information, such as account passwords, are often exposed in data breaches and later published or sold online. Several SMS text scams have also been observed impersonating departments of labor stating that there is an issue with their UI claim and include links, which direct to malicious websites requesting PII that can be subsequently used to file a fraudulent claim. In some cases, cybercriminals simply use information exposed in data breaches to file a claim; however, in other cases, an exposed password may be used to log into a portal account where UI claims can be submitted or verified. Unless multi-factor authentication (MFA) is enabled on the account, cybercriminals can easily gain access to these accounts and, in addition to submitting fraudulent claims, they can modify account information, such as mailing and email addresses, phone numbers, and bank account details. Cybercriminals may also use online bots and scripts to automatically submit claims using compromised PII, which allows them to file fraudulent claims at mass scale. Victims typically only discover that fraudulent UI.

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Study Names NJ the Worst State to Get Help with Unemployment

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Trenton NJ, Senator Kristin Corrado today called on the Murphy Administration and Commissioner Robert Asaro-Angelo of the troubled New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development to address systemic failings within the department after a scathing evaluation by University of Chicago researchers.

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New Bill Would Require Walk-in Unemployment Centers to Reopen

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Trenton NJ, Senator Kristin Corrado will introduce legislation requiring the State’s walk-in unemployment offices that have been closed for nearly 14 months to reopen immediately.

“We’ve heard too many excuses from Governor Murphy for his refusal to reopen walk-in unemployment centers that have been closed for more than a year,” said Corrado (R-40). “With new CDC guidance that social distancing is no longer necessary in most indoor settings, there’s absolutely no excuse for the governor not to reopen these important government offices immediately. When every other state around us is reopening, it’s absolutely ridiculous that it’ll take us passing a law to force Governor Murphy to act.”

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Murphy Administration’s Mismanagement of Unemployment System Hurting New Jersey Families

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Trenton NJ, Senator Anthony M. Bucco said Governor Phil Murphy’s continued mismanagement of New Jersey’s unemployment insurance system is hurting both workers and businesses that are struggling to recover.

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Long Past Time to Open Unemployment Offices for In-person Sessions

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Trenton NJ, Frustrated by the growing number of residents who are having their unemployment benefits blocked, Senator Kristin Corrado and Senator Loretta Weinberg today called on the Department of Labor and the Murphy administration to open unemployment offices for in-person sessions so unemployed workers can have their claims settled.

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Many New Jersey State Government Websites are Down

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Trenton NJ, searches this morning revealed many New Jersey Government state site are down or offline this morning . The Ridgewood blog ran a check and found some functions on  NJMVC offline , the Office of New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, NJDEP, NJDOL and NJDOH all offline at 7:20 am this morning(04/03/21) . Currently there is no information available as to the nature of the problem.

 

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NJ Public Works Contractor Owes $1.2 Million in Back Wages

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Bayonne NJ,  Three Sons Restoration LLC of Union was assessed approximately $2.75 million in back wages, penalties, and fees following a New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDOL) investigation into the contractor’s failure to pay its employees the state prevailing wage at six job sites.   

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