2013 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 34 - LABOR AND WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION
Section 34:8-52 - Violations
It shall be a violation of the provisions of this act for any person to:
a. Open, conduct, or maintain, either directly or indirectly, an employment agency or perform any of the functions of an employment agency without first obtaining a valid employment agency license from the director and complying with all requirements of this act regarding agents' licenses for the agents of the agency. A license shall not authorize the furnishing of help or employment or the furnishing of information where help or employment may be procured in the capacity of baby sitters. A license shall not authorize activities of any person other than the individual person or persons holding the license, except that a corporation may be the holder of an employment agency license. A license shall not authorize activities at any place other than the place designated in the license except upon issuance of a special permit by the director. A licensee may engage in activities requiring registration under sections 23, 24 and 25 of this act if it complies with the requirements of those sections.
b. Conduct business, or any phase thereof, in any room or place where:
(1) An individual sleeps or conducts his or her household affairs, unless the business premises have separate ingress and egress from the residential premises;
(2) Premises are rented or leased on an hourly, daily, weekly, or other transient basis except as otherwise provided by regulation;
c. Charge or accept payment of any fees which are greater than those shown by any schedule of fees which is required to be filed with the chief and posted in the agency;
d. Accept and receive any gift as, or in lieu of, a fee;
e. Divide or offer to divide fees, directly or indirectly, with prospective or actual employers or any agent, employee, or representative;
f. Accept payment of a fee or attempt to collect any fee for a service rendered or product sold where employment has not been accepted, except that the requirements of this subsection shall not apply to any career counseling service if that service receives no prepayment for services or products and provides services or products strictly on an hourly basis, with no financial obligation required of the job seeker beyond the hourly fee for the services or products rendered;
g. Falsely state or imply to a job seeker that the person is seeking to obtain individuals to perform services, tasks or labor for which salary, wages, or other compensation is to be paid;
h. Send or cause to be sent any individual to any place used for unlawful purposes;
i. Place or assist in placing an individual under 18 years of age into employment which is in violation of the laws of this State;
j. Induce or compel any individual to enter the agency, for any purpose, by the use of force or by taking forcible possession of the individual's property;
k. Publish or cause to be published any deceptive or misleading notice or advertisement. All advertisements of any agency by any means, including, but not limited to, cards, circulars or signs, or in newspapers and other publications, and all letterheads, receipts and blanks, shall contain the name and address of the agency;
l. Make a deceptive or misleading representation to a job seeker or employer, or enter into any contract with any job seeker or employer or induce or attempt to induce any job seeker or employer to make any agreement, the provisions of which contract or agreement, if fulfilled, violate this act;
m. Require that a job seeker enter into a contract with the agency or any specific lender for the purpose of fulfilling a financial obligation to the employment agency;
n. Demand, charge, collect, or receive a fee unless in accordance with the terms of a written contract or agreement with a job seeker;
o. Engage in any act or practice in violation of P.L.1960, c.39 (C.56:8-1 et seq.) and regulations promulgated thereunder.
L.1989, c.331, s.11.
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