It is very Important that area managers understand that associates are more than just numbers or just our logins but that we are human beings. We are not tools used to reach their daily / weekly goals and rates but that we need their support in becoming better employees.
Except as otherwise provided by law, every employer shall pay the full amount of wages due to his employees at least twice during each calendar month, on regular pay days designated in advance by the employer, in lawful money of the United States or with checks on banks where suitable arrangements are made for the cashing of such checks by employees without difficulty and for the full amount for which they are drawn. An employer may establish regular paydays less frequently than semimonthly for bona fide executive, supervisory and other special classifications of employees provided that the employee shall be paid in full at least once each calendar month on a regularly established schedule.If a regular payday falls on a nonwork day, that is, a day on which the workplace of an employee is not open for business, payment shall be made on the immediately preceding work day, except where it is otherwise provided for in a collective bargaining agreement.The end of the pay period for which payment is made on a regular payday shall be not more than 10 working days before such regular payday, provided that if the regular payday falls on a nonwork day payment shall be made on the preceding work day.
Any questions relative to compliance with election law may be directed to the Election Law Enforcement Commission, 28 West State Street, Trenton, New Jersey 08625, (609) 292-8700.b. Any political action committee or continuing political committee which elects to solicit employees under the provisions of section 4 of P.L.1965, c. 173 (C. 34:11-4.4) shall file with the Election Law Enforcement Commission a statement of registration which identifies the title of the committee and the general category of entity or entities, including, but not limited to, business organizations, labor organizations, professional or trade associations, candidates for or holders of public offices, political parties, ideological groups, or civic associations, the interests of which are shared by the leadership, members or financial supporters of the committee. The statement of registration shall include: (1) the names and mailing addresses of the persons having control over the management of the affairs of the committee; (2) in the case of any person identified under paragraph (1) of this subsection b. who is an individual, the occupation of that individual, and the name and mailing address of the individual's employer, or, in the case of any such entity which is a corporation, partnership, unincorporated association or other organization, the name and mailing address of the organization; and (3) an explanatory statement as to the process utilized for the selection of recipients of funds raised by committee.c. The political action committee or continuing political committee shall provide space on the payroll deduction authorization document to allow the employee to direct his or her contributions to specific candidates.d. No employee may elect to contribute more than $5 per week by means of payroll deduction. No employee may have wages withheld or diverted for more than one political action committee or continuing political committee.e. No solicitation shall be made for employee contributions on the job or at the workplace.f. Any political action committee or continuing political committee which elects to solicit employees under the provisions of this act shall annually provide each employee participant with a financial statement indicating disbursement of funds including administrative charges.
a. The commissioner shall enforce and administer the provisions of this act and the commissioner or his authorized representatives are empowered to investigate charges of violations of this act.b. The commissioner or his authorized representatives are empowered to enter and inspect such places, question such employees and investigate such facts, conditions or matters as they may deem appropriate to determine whether any person has violated any provision of this act or any rule or regulation issued hereunder or which may aid in the enforcement of the provisions of this act.c. The commissioner or his authorized representatives shall have power to administer oaths and examine witnesses under oath, issue subpoenas, compel the attendance of witnesses, and the production of papers, books, accounts, records, payrolls, documents, and testimony, and to take depositions and affidavits in any proceeding before the commissioner.d. If a person fails to comply with any subpoena lawfully issued, or on the refusal of any witness to testify to any matter regarding which he may be lawfully interrogated, it shall be the duty of the Superior Court, on application by the commissioner, to compel obedience by proceedings for contempt, as in the case of disobedience of the requirements of a subpoena issued from such court or a refusal to testify therein.e. The commissioner is authorized to supervise the payment of amounts due to employees pursuant to Article 1 of chapter 11 of Title 34 of the Revised Statutes, and the employer may be required to make these payments to the commissioner to be held in a special account in trust for the employees, and paid on order of the commissioner directly to the employee or employees affected. The employer shall also pay the commissioner an administrative fee equal to not less than 10% or more than 25% of any payment made to the commissioner pursuant to this section. The amount of the administrative fee shall be specified in a schedule of fees to be promulgated by rule or regulation of the commissioner in accordance with the "Administrative Procedure Act," P.L.1968, c. 410 (C.52:14B-1 et seq.). The fee shall be applied to enforcement and administration costs of the Division of Workplace Standards in the Department of Labor.f. The commissioner or his designee is authorized to enter into a reciprocal agreement with the labor department or other corresponding agency of any other state or with a person or body authorized to act on behalf of that agency, for the collection of claims and judgments for wages, administrative fees or penalties based on claims arising in each others' states.To the extent provided for by the laws of the other state or by any reciprocal agreement entered into with an agency of the other state as provided in this subsection, the commissioner or his designee may: (1) maintain actions in the courts of the other state for the collection of claims and judgments for wages, administrative fees and penalties; and (2) assign the claims and judgments to the agency in the other state for collection. Upon the written consent of the agency in the other state, or the person or body authorized to act on behalf of that agency, the commissioner or his designee may maintain actions in the courts of this State upon assigned claims and judgments for wages, administrative fees and penalties arising in the other state in the same manner and to the same extent that such actions by the commissioner or his designees are authorized when arising in this State, but only if the other state extends, by law or agreement, a like comity to cases arising in this State.
Any employer who willfully violates any provision of this act, or who discharges or in any other manner discriminates against any employee because such employee has made any complaint to his or her employer, the commissioner, or any other person, or instituted, or caused to be instituted any proceeding under or related to this act, or has testified or is about to testify in any such proceedings, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, be punished by a fine of not less than fifty dollars ($50.00), nor more than two hundred dollars ($200.00), or by imprisonment for not less than ten days nor more than ninety days, or by both fine and imprisonment.
e. The commissioner is authorized to supervise the payment of amounts, including liquidated damages, due to employees under an award made pursuant to this section, and the employer may be required to make these payments to the commissioner to be held in a special account in trust for the employees, and paid on order of the commissioner directly to the employee or employees affected. The employer shall also pay the commissioner an administrative fee equal to not less than 10% or more than 25% of any payment made to the commissioner pursuant to this section. The amount of the administrative fee shall be specified in a schedule of fees to be promulgated by rule or regulation of the commissioner in accordance with the "Administrative Procedure Act," P.L.1968, c.410 (C.52:14B -1 et seq.). The fee shall be applied to enforcement and administration costs of the Division of Workplace Standards in the Department of Labor and Workforce Development.
An employee may file a written claim for wages against an employer in the wage collection division of the department which shall be entered in a book to be called the wage collection docket. Upon the filing of claim, the department shall issue a summons returnable between the hours of nine o'clock in the forenoon and three o'clock in the afternoon, both inclusive, which shall also specify a certain time and place for the appearance of the defendant, not less than five nor more than fifteen days from the date of such process, which summons shall be served at least five days before the time of appearance mentioned therein, by reading the same to the defendant and delivering to him a copy thereof if he shall be found and if not found by leaving a copy thereof in his house or with some other person of his family over the age of fourteen years. Such persons being served with summons and complaint shall be informed of the contents thereof and the person serving the summons shall indorse thereon a return of the time and manner he executed the same, and sign his name thereon. At the time and place specified in the summons, the commissioner shall inquire in a summary way into the merits of the employee's claim and defenses of the defendant, if any. 2b1af7f3a8