• New Law Subjects New Jersey Employers to Severe Penalties for Willfully Misclassifying Workers
  • August 7, 2009 | Authors: Patrick Lucignani; Dean L. Silverberg
  • Law Firms: Epstein Becker & Green, P.C. - Newark Office ; Epstein Becker & Green, P.C. - New York Office
  • On July 10, 2009, New Jersey Governor Jon S. Corzine signed legislation allowing the state's Division of Workers' Compensation (the "Division") to impose criminal penalties and issue a stop-work order against an employer found to have knowingly: (1) failed to provide workers' compensation coverage; (2) misrepresented employees as independent contractors; or (3) provided false, incomplete or misleading information concerning its number of employees. This amendment to New Jersey's Workers' Compensation Law, N.J.S.A. 34:15-1 et seq., becomes effective immediately.