2013 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 34 - LABOR AND WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION
Section 34:11-56.62 - Civil action to recover prevailing wage for building services.


NJ Rev Stat § 34:11-56.62 (2013) What's This?

34:11-56.62 Civil action to recover prevailing wage for building services.
5.Any worker paid less than the prevailing wage for building services to which the worker is entitled by the provisions of this act may recover in a civil action the full amount of the prevailing wage for building services less any amount actually paid to the worker by the employer together with any costs and reasonable attorney's fees allowed by the court, and an agreement between the worker and the employer to work for less than the prevailing wage for building services shall not be a defense to the action. The worker shall be entitled to maintain an action for and on behalf of the worker or other workers similarly situated and the worker or workers may designate an agent or representative to maintain such actions for and on behalf of all workers similarly situated. At the request of any worker paid less than the prevailing wage for building services required under the provisions of this act, the commissioner may take an assignment of the wage claim in trust for the assigning worker or workers and may bring any legal action necessary to collect the claim, and the employer shall be required to pay any costs and such reasonable attorney's fee as are allowed by the court.

L.2005,c.379,s.5.


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