work labor laws
The New Jersey Division of Wage and Hour Compliance enforces New Jersey State Labor Laws regarding minimum wage, methods of wage payment, laws concerning the employment of children, and the following workplace labor standards:
PUBLIC CONTRACTS – The New Jersey Prevailing Wage Act stipulates the payment of prevailing wage rates for workers on construction projects that are subsidized by public funds, and establishes a fair bidding mechanism for both union and non-union workers.
CONTRACTOR REGISTRATION – The Public Works Contractor Registration Act establishes a unified procedure for the registration of contractors and subcontractors engaged in public works building projects. Requires an annual registration fee of $300 and after successful completion of two consecutive years of registration, a contractor may elect to register for a two year period and pay a registration of $500.
STATE BUILDING SERVICE CONTRACTS – The State Building Service Contracts Act stipulates the payment of federal wage and benefit rates for workers performing “building services” for properties or premises owned or leased by the State.
FARM LABOR – The New Jersey Crew Leader Registration Act and Selected Farm Labor Laws require the registration of crew leaders, and outlines minimum wage and wage payment standards, and authorizes the investigation and site inspection of migrant farm labor camps, drinking water and toilet facilities, contractors, growers and food processors operating in the State of New Jersey.
APPAREL INDUSTRY – The New Jersey Apparel Registration Act requires the registration of anyone engaged in manufacturing or contracting in the apparel or embroidery industries in New Jersey as well as any person outside the State who contracts to perform work in the State of New Jersey.
MANDATORY OVERTIME RESTRICTIONS (applies only to health care workers) – The New Jersey State Wage and Hour Law stipulates the conditions under which health care facilities may require certain hourly employees to work overtime.
INDUSTRIAL HOMEWORK – The New Jersey Industrial Homework Law and Regulations require the issuing of licenses, permits and certificates for employers and home-based businesses involved in the manufacturing, altering, finishing and distribution of certain articles, materials and goods. The manufacturing of apparel in the home by a home worker performing work for an apparel manufacturer or contractor is prohibited.
SHELTERED WORKSHOP – The New Jersey State Wage and Hour Law authorizes the employment of individuals with disabilities by charitable organizations or institutions at a rate less than the minimum wage, and requires the issuing of special permits detailing the duration, type of work performed and the payment of commensurate wages.
Below are some of the NJ State Labor Laws enforced by the NJ Division of Wage Hour Compliance: