employee misclassification

On July 8, 2021, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed three (3) bills into law aimed at further penalizing employers for misclassifying employees as independent contractors. New Jersey employers that engage in employee misclassification are now subject to increased fines, new legal enforcement actions, and stop-work orders.  These new laws build upon previous initiatives and

In recent months, New Jersey’s Department of Labor has ramped up its efforts to crack down on employers misclassifying workers as independent contractors rather than employees.  While employees in certain situations request being engaged as an independent contractor for a variety of personal or unique circumstances, the State of New Jersey is concerned that such