NJ AB 199

Author

Linda Carter
200 West 2nd St., Suite 102
Plainfield, NJ 07060
908-561-5757

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Bill Text

Category

Employee Misclassification

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State

NJ

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Summary

Provides for joint and several liability/shared civil legal responsibilities for the payment of employer tax laws, including misclassification of employees.

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Issue

Makes any client employer and any labor contractor providing workers to the client employer subject to joint and several liability and shared civil legal responsibility for any violations of the provisions of State employer tax laws, including provisions of those laws concerning the misclassification of workers. “State employer tax laws” are identified as the workers’ compensation law, R.S.34:15-1 et seq., the “unemployment compensation law,” R.S.43:21-1 et seq., the “Temporary Disability Benefits Law,” .L.1948, c.110 (C.43:21-25 et al.), P.L.2008, c.17 (C.43:21-39.1 et al.), and the “New Jersey Gross Income Tax Act,” N.J.S.54A:1-1 et seq. Also provides that any individual acting on behalf of an employer, including a client employer or labor contractor, who violates any provision of those laws, or State wage and hour laws, may be held liable, as the employer, for the violation. Last session bills AB5840, SB4225.

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Notes

Died at end of session.

History

01/14/2020 Introduced. Referred to Assembly Committee on Labor.