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New Jersey Bill Allows Unions to File Wage Claim Suits on Behalf of Workers Regardless of Their Union Affiliation

Contractors and subcontractors should be aware of a new New Jersey bill, which provides that unions may file wage claim suits on behalf of their own workers and workers unaffiliated with a union, against a contractor or subcontractor at any tier, for unpaid wages. The current law provides that only the Commissioner of Labor and Workforce Development and a joint labor-management cooperation committee may file suit on behalf of a worker owed unpaid wages. The bill is effective immediately.

Click here to access the full text of the bill.