2013 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 34 - LABOR AND WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION
Section 34:11-4.14 - Unlawful diverting of wages
34:11-4.14. Unlawful diverting of wages
13. a. It shall be unlawful for any person to purchase or have assigned to him, other than by order of court, any salary, wages, commissions, pay or other compensation for services, or any part thereof, due or to become due to any employee and any purchase or assignment, whenever executed, shall be void. It shall also be unlawful for any person to withhold or to pay to any other person on the basis of any assignment or purchase prohibited by this section any salary, wages, commissions, pay or other compensation due to any employee.
b.Any person who violates this section, or attempts to do so, shall be liable to the employee for the amount of the salary, wages, commissions, or other compensation for services withheld from the employee.
c.Nothing contained in this section shall be construed to make unlawful the withholding or diverting of wages by any employer in accordance with section 4 of P.L.1965, c.173 (C.34:11-4.4).
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