TRENTON, N.J. – All contractors who are required to pay their workers prevailing wage must register with the Department of Labor under a new law (A2478/S62) sponsored by Assemblyman Parker Space.
“It’s important that the Department of Labor is aware of all contractors who are doing work in which public incentives are being used to fund it, in order to ensure they are following all the appropriate laws,” said Space (R Sussex).
Currently, contractors are only required to register under the Public Works Contractor Registration Act if they enter into public works contracts subject to the New Jersey Prevailing Wage Act, which establishes minimum rates of pay for certain laborers. Contractors doing work under the Economic Development Authority Act are also required to pay the prevailing wage even though they are not subject to the Prevailing Wage Act and do not have to register with the Department of Labor.
Under the new law, all contractors who are required by law to pay the prevailing wage need to register with the Department of Labor.
Assemblyman Hal Wirths (R-Sussex) is also cosponsor of the bill. The Senate version is sponsored by Sen. Steve Oroho (R-Sussex).