2013 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 34 - LABOR AND WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION
Section 34:8A-10 - Duties of crew leader
34:8A-10. Duties of crew leader
In addition to any other responsibilities imposed by law upon the crew leader, he shall:
a. Keep records of place of work, gross payments, deductions, and names and addresses of all workers to whom payments are made, in those instances where a crew leader is party to the disbursement of any wages or other compensation due and payable to any seasonal farm worker for time, labor or employment. In addition, for workers employed on a time basis, the number of units of time employed and the rate per unit of time shall be recorded on the payroll records, and for workers employed on a piece rate basis, the number of units of work performed, the number of units of time employed and the rate per unit shall be recorded on such records;
b. Ascertain and disclose to each seasonal farm worker at the time the worker is recruited the following information to the best of his knowledge and belief: (1) the area of employment, (2) the crops and operations on which he may be employed, (3) the transportation, housing and insurance to be provided him, (4) the wage rates to be paid him, and (5) the charges to be made by the crew leader for his services;
c. File with the commissioner a correct change of address immediately upon each occasion such crew leader permanently changes his address;
d. Display conspicuously at all times and offer a copy thereof to each seasonal farm worker or head of a seasonal farm worker household a bilingual (Spanish/English) handbill or similar notice stating the terms and conditions of employment in such form and in such manner as the commissioner may prescribe and which shall include the information required in subsection b. of this section, and in addition the name and address of the crew leader, the name and address of the employer upon whose premises the work is to be performed, and the date or period for which such employment is offered. Every such handbill shall have printed thereon a schematic pay schedule, columnizing on the left under the heading "Hours Worked" the numbers 1 through 10 and to the right under the heading "Minimum Wage" the corresponding total minimum wages for each number of hours worked, and preceded by the words, "Even if you work by piece rate, you must receive no less than the following:"
e. Designate an agent, in such a manner and on such forms as the commissioner may prescribe, which agent may be the commissioner but who in any case shall be available to accept service of summons in any action against such crew leader at any and all times during which such crew leader is absent from the jurisdiction of the State or otherwise unavailable to accept service.
In those instances where a crew leader is party to the disbursement of any wages or other compensation due and payable to any seasonal farm worker for time, labor or employment, he shall make, immediately upon termination of the period of employment for which the worker was employed, such payment or compensation to such seasonal farm worker on the same premises where said labor or employment was performed or provided.
L.1971, c. 192, s. 4, eff. June 7, 1971. Amended by L.1975, c. 49, s. 4, eff. April 7, 1975.
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