Archive for Tag: Department of Labor

Assemblywoman investigates ‘broken’ unemployment system at shuttered state career center

TRENTON, N.J. – It is not just that New Jersey’s unemployment offices have been closed for almost a full year, it is that the system had been hobbling along long before the crisis hit. That is what Assemblywoman Aura Dunn discovered Thursday when she was let inside the shuttered...

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‘Completely unacceptable,’ say District 30 lawmakers on 11-week unemployment benefit extension delays

TRENTON, N.J. – Sen. Bob Singer and Assemblymen Sean Kean, and Ned Thomson (R-Monmouth) are calling on Gov. Phil Murphy to implement the 11-week extension of unemployment benefits enacted by Congress in December as soon as possible. Claimants who exhausted benefits before Dec. 26 have not received any payments...

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Review and replace the unemployment system, says DePhillips

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Christopher P. DePhillips will introduce a resolution urging Gov. Phil Murphy to require the state Labor Department to make recommendations within two weeks on how to replace the state’s decades-old computer system that is struggling to handle the flood of insurances claims. “It is unacceptable...

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Space bill requiring prevailing wage contractors to register signed into law

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...

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Space bill requiring prevailing wage contractors to register advances

TRENTON, N.J. –The Assembly Labor Committee advanced a bill (A2478/S62) Monday, sponsored by Assemblyman Parker Space, to require all contractors who must pay their workers prevailing wage to register with the Department of Labor. “It’s important that the Department of Labor is aware of all contractors who hold public...

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