2013 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 34 - LABOR AND WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION
Section 34:5-178 - Violations; penalties; compromise of claims
34:5-178. Violations; penalties; compromise of claims
Any employer or any officer, agent or employee thereof who violates any of the provisions of this act shall be liable to a penalty of not less than $25.00 nor more than $500.00 to be collected in a civil action by a summary proceeding under the penalty enforcement law (N.J.S. 2A:58-1 et seq.). Any violation of the act by an officer, agent or employee shall also be a violation of the act by his employer if he had actual control over the cause of such violation. Where the violation is of a continuing nature, each day during which it continues after the date given by which the violation must be eliminated in accordance with the order of the commissioner shall constitute an additional separate and distinct offense, except during the time an appeal from said order may be taken or is pending.
The commissioner is hereby authorized and empowered to compromise and settle any claim for a penalty under this section in such amount in the discretion of the commissioner as may appear appropriate and equitable under all of the circumstances.
L.1962, c. 45, s. 13.
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