2013 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 34 - LABOR AND WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION
Section 34:11-56.63 - Authority of commissioner.
34:11-56.63 Authority of commissioner.
6.The commissioner shall have the authority to:
a.investigate and ascertain the wages of any employees of a contractor or subcontractor furnishing building services for any property or premises owned or leased by the State;
b.enter and inspect the place of business or employment of any contractor or subcontractor furnishing building services for any property or premises owned or leased by the State, for the purpose of examining and inspecting any or all books, registers, payrolls, and other records of any such contractor or subcontractor that in any way relate to or have a bearing upon the question of wages, hours, and other conditions of employment of any employees of such contractor or subcontractor; copy any or all of such books, registers, payrolls, and other records as the commissioner may deem necessary or appropriate; and question the employees of such contractor or subcontractor for the purpose of ascertaining whether the provisions of this act have been and are being complied with;
c.require from such contractor or subcontractor full and correct statements in writing, including sworn statements, with respect to wages, hours, names, addresses, and other information pertaining to the contractor or subcontractor's workers and their employment as the commissioner may deem necessary or appropriate; and
d.require any contractor or subcontractor to file, within 10 days of receipt of a request, any records enumerated in subsections b. and c. of this section, sworn as to their validity and accuracy, If the contractor or subcontractor fails to provide the requested records within 10 days, the State Treasurer may immediately withhold from payment to the employer up to 25% of the amount, not to exceed $100,000, to be paid to the employer under the terms of the contract pursuant to which the building services work is being performed. The amount withheld shall be immediately released upon receipt by the State Treasurer of a notice from the commissioner indicating that the request for records has been satisfied.
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