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"New Jersey's unemployment rate continues to be far higher than any neighboring state's,...
Trenton Law gives workers’ new Jersey electrical Contrac- tors Association lawyer Lisa R. Levine suppliers, carpenters, ecologists, en- gineers, scientists and others. Legislators question comp violators the ax raised concerns about the law during Gov. Jon S. Corzine said the ban on ladies’ nights an Assembly hearing in January. she national oce- under a new law, state officials will said businesses will be seriously af- anic and Atmo- state sen. Republican leader Thom- issue a “stop work” order against fected even if they win an appeal if the spheric Admin- as H. Kean Jr. (R-Westfield) called “New Jersey’s companies that have been found to work is stopped. istration grant for lifting the state ban on “ladies’ unemployment rate knowingly fail to provide workers’ “We’re talking contracts that may would provide night” promotions at businesses, five continues to be far compensation coverage. have timelines. now we’re talking real benefits. years after the ban was imposed. The law, A-3569, was signed by about violating contract terms. Who’s “This proj- Kean said democrats should higher than any Gov. Jon S. Corzine on July 10. As- going to be responsible for that?” ect is precisely join with his party in moving a bill he neighboring state’s, sembly democrats described it as levine said. – Andrew Kitchenman what president Mark N. Mauriello co-sponsored to lift the ban, which because Trenton an additional tool to enforce state Barack Obama envisions when he he described as a government policy enacted policy workers’ comp laws. A company’s work also can be $14M project aims to talks about creating green jobs to spur economic recovery,” Corzine said that only serves to stifle economic growth and job creation. after policy stopped if officials determine that the restore N.J. wetlands when he announced the grant July 10. The state division of Civil that discouraged firm misrepresented employees as The state department of envi- Rights imposed the ban in 2004, contractors or provided false, incom- private-sector construction contrac- ronmental protection will supple- holding that regularly scheduled la- private-sector plete or misleading information con- tors will work to restore wetlands ment the project with $3.5 million dies’ night promotions at a Cherry job creation.” cerning the number of employees. along the Hackensack River, in Jer- from existing natural Resource Hill restaurant violated state anti- once officials determine an sey City, under a $10.6 million fed- damage settlement accounts. discrimination laws. employer has broken the law, eral stimulus grant. The project involves removing “The bureaucratic ban on ‘la- State Sen. Joseph the state must issue the stop The project is designed to create debris from a 35-acre former landfill dies’ night’ may seem humorous at Kyrillos (R-Middletown), work order within 72 hours. em- a wildlife habitat in the highly urban- in lincoln park, allowing the land to first blush, but the five-year anniver-
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