2013 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 34 - LABOR AND WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION
Section 34:6-151 - Additional penalties
34:6-151. Additional penalties
1. a. The commissioner may, in addition to seeking civil, administrative, or criminal penalties pursuant to P.L.1987, c.458 (C.34:6-144 et seq.), order the apparel industry unit to confiscate any partially or completely assembled articles of apparel and any equipment used in the assembly of apparel from any manufacturer or contractor who is violating any provision of P.L.1987, c.458 (C.34:6-144 et seq.) and has previously been found liable for a civil or administrative penalty for two or more separate violations of P.L.1987, c.458 (C.34:6-144 et seq.) during the immediately preceding three-year period. All items confiscated shall be placed in the custody of the apparel industry unit until the confiscation order becomes final and until the final resolution of any appeal of the final confiscation order pursuant to subsection b. of this section.
b. Prior to the time that the confiscation order becomes final, the commissioner or his designee shall provide the manufacturer or contractor with notification of the violation and confiscation by certified mail and an opportunity to request from the commissioner or his designee, by certified mail, a hearing before the commissioner or his designee within 15 days following receipt of the notice. If a hearing is requested, the commissioner or his designee shall hold the hearing within 10 days following receipt of the request and may issue a final confiscation order upon such hearing and a finding that a violation has occurred. If a hearing is not requested, the commissioner or his designee shall issue a final confiscation order upon the expiration of the 15-day period. The manufacturer or contractor may appeal the final confiscation order to the Appellate Division of the Superior Court within 30 days following the issuing of the final confiscation order. Upon issuance of a final confiscation order or, if an appeal is made to the Appellate Division, upon the final resolution of that appeal, title to the confiscated goods shall vest in the State, and the apparel industry unit shall dispose of them pursuant to regulations adopted by the commissioner.
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