Bloomberg Law
Jan. 14, 2020, 1:49 AM

New Jersey Gig Worker Bills Go to Governor, But Not ‘Big One’

Chris Marr
Chris Marr
Staff Correspondent

Gig economy employers dodged “the big one” in New Jersey’s just-finished legislative session, but efforts to pass a California-style worker classification law will start over immediately.

Instead, New Jersey lawmakers took on worker misclassification in other ways, sending a handful of bills to Gov. Phil Murphy (D) on Jan. 13, the last day of the state’s 2018-2019 legislative session. Now it’s up to the governor to sign a trio of bills that would let the state impose financial penalties for misclassification of workers (A.5839), give the state the ability to halt an employer’s operations for violations (A.5838 ...

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