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11 Jan: Sweeney-Madden Bills To Crack Down On Employer Wage And Tax Violations, Protect Jobs For Emergency Responders Approved

TRENTON – A set of bills sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Steve Sweeney and Senate Labor Committee Chairman, Senator Fred H. Madden which would crack down on employers who are repeatedly caught paying employees off the books, and create job protections for volunteer emergency responders received final legislative approval today.

“At a time when New Jersey’s job market is struggling and unemployment rates are soaring, it’s more important than ever that employers meet their legal and moral responsibilities to their employees,” said Senator Sweeney, D-Gloucester, Cumberland and Salem. “That means an honest day’s pay for an honest day’s work, and a little bit of consideration when employees put their lives on the line to defend their communities and neighbors. These bills crack down on those unscrupulous employers skirting reporting and wage laws, and offer necessary job protections to emergency responders when they’re in the line of duty.”