ASSEMBLY APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE
ASSEMBLY, No. 5890
with committee amendments
STATE OF NEW JERSEY
DATED: JUNE 16, 2021
The Assembly Appropriations Committee reports favorably Assembly Bill No. 5890, with committee amendments.
As amended, this bill provides the Commissioner of Labor and Workforce Development, with respect to violations of State wage, benefit and tax laws, additional enforcement options in the Office of Administrative Law and in the courts, including subpoena powers and injunctive relief. The bill permits the stop-work orders currently permitted for violations of those laws to be applied to all worksites of a violator, provides penalties of $5,000 per day for a failure to comply with a stop-work order, and entitles employees to pay from their employers for the first ten days of a stop-work order.
The committee amended the bill to provide that the commissioner may compromise certain civil penalties assessed under the bill in amounts the commissioner determines to be appropriate.
This bill is not certified as requiring a fiscal note.