2013 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 34 - LABOR AND WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION
Section 34:6-136.2 - Definitions
Whenever used in this act.
(a) "Person" means any individual; firm; partnership, or the officers or agents thereof; domestic corporation or foreign corporation, or the officers or agents of such domestic or foreign corporation; company, association or society, or the officers or agents thereof; the legal representatives of a deceased individual; the receiver, trustee or successor of an individual, firm, partnership, domestic corporation or foreign corporation, company, association, or society.
(b) "To manufacture" includes to prepare, alter, repair, finish or process in whole or in part, or handle in any way connected with the production, wrapping, packaging or preparation for display of an article or materials.
(c) "Home" means any room, house, apartment or other premises, whichever is most extensive, used in whole or in part as a place of dwelling; and includes outbuildings upon premises that are primarily used as a place of dwelling, where such outbuildings are under the control of the persons dwelling on such premises.
(d) "Employer" means any person, including any independent contractor, who, directly or indirectly or through an employee, agent, independent contractor, subcontractor, or any other person,
(1) in any way distributes or delivers or causes to be distributed or delivered to another person any articles or materials to be manufactured within this State in a home, and thereafter to be returned to him, not for the personal use of himself or of a member of his family, or thereafter to be disposed of otherwise in accordance with his direction; or
(2) sells or causes to be sold to another person any articles or materials for the purpose of having such materials or articles manufactured within this State in a home and of then rebuying such materials or articles, after such manufacture, either by himself, or by someone designated by him.
(e) "Industrial homework" means any manufacture, in a home, of materials or articles for an employer, but shall not be construed to mean or include any manufacture performed for an employer by any person employed by him at the place of manufacture, where such place is used for manufacturing only, and who does not dwell in the building where the manufacture is performed, even though persons may dwell in other parts of such building; provided, however, that where persons dwell in such building, the living quarters shall be entirely separate and independent from the part of the building where the manufacture is performed and have independent entrances separated by open air. A place of manufacture shall not be construed to be a cellar or basement of a house or an outbuilding.
(f) "Home worker" means any person engaged in manufacturing, in a home, materials or articles for an employer.
(g) "Industry" shall mean any trade, business, industry, or any portion or branch thereof, or groups of industries.
(h) "Commissioner" means the Commissioner of Labor of the State of New Jersey or any of his authorized representatives.
(i) "Tenement" means any house or building or portion thereof which is rented, leased, let or hired out to be occupied or is occupied as the home or residence of three families or more, living independently of each other and doing their cooking upon the premises.
(j) Words used in the singular shall include the plural and the plural the singular.
L.1941, c. 308, p. 829, s. 2. Amended by L.1942, c. 307, p. 1137, s. 1.
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