Jersey City Why?
Jersey City is home to more and more development, but protections for local workers and their families are not being taken into consideration. State enforcement offices recently raided the 88 Regent apartment project in Jersey City because of allegations of worker misclassification.
Contractors in Jersey City and around the country are illegally and improperly misclassifying their employees as independent contractors. This deprives workers of their right to earn their full wages, overtime, workers’ compensation, unemployment, earned sick leave, equal pay, and more. It also allows for contractors to skirt their responsibility in paying their fair share of taxes lowering Jersey City’s revenue to invest in roads, bridges, our children’s schools, veteran services, senior programs, and more.
Allegations of worker misclassification and wage theft are now coming to light at the Provost Square Three project in Jersey City. That means more workers’ wages stolen, less work for Jersey City residents, and less revenue for Jersey City services.