July 12, 2023 | nj.gov
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In the four years since Governor Murphy expanded the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development's (NJDOL) powers in 2019 to halt work on job sites when there is strong evidence of worker exploitation, over 110 stop-work orders have been issued and more than $2.7 million in back wages owed to affected workers, liquidated damages, and penalties have been assessed.
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NJ SEED: With the influx of immigrants – some documented and others not – it is important that the state’s workforce and honest business owners be protected and assured that those employed are properly and fairly treated. NJ SEED agrees with Gov. Murphy when he declared that we are “dedicated to respecting, defending, and upholding the rights of all New Jersey workers, who are the lifeblood of our economy.”