$14M project aims to restore N.J. wetlands by ProQuest


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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-
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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