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New Jersey Passes Landmark Anti-Wage Theft Law

08/12/2019

Seyfarth Synopsis: On August 6, 2019, Acting New Jersey Governor Sheila Oliver signed into law A-2903/S-1790, described as an Act “concerning enforcement, penalties, and procedures for law regarding failure to pay wages.” The Act makes a number of critical changes to several New Jersey civil and criminal laws, adding a variety of increased employee protections and harsher penalties. These additions make New Jersey’s anti-wage theft law one of the strongest anti-wage theft protection laws in the country.

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