Genova Burns Client Alert: NJDOL Report Forecasts Aggressive Enforcement Action on Independent Contractor Misclassification
July 24, 2019
The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development earlier this month released the report of the Governor’s Task Force on Employee Misclassification. The Governor’s Task Force, which was assembled over one year ago to make recommendations on how the State can prevent employee misclassification, issued the report to put New Jersey employers on notice of promised escalation in DOL enforcement.
The report 1) presents misclassification as a widespread evil which harms employees, the State, and even children entitled to receive child support from the allegedly misclassified employees, 2) concludes that construction, janitorial services, home care, transportation and trucking and delivery services are industries most commonly affected by alleged misclassification, and 3) lists several recommendations in its battle against misclassification, which serve mainly to identify and punish employers found to be engaged in misclassification.
For more information including the complete NJDOL report on misclassification, please click here.