2016 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 34 - Labor And Workmen's Compensation
Section 34:21-6 - Initiation Of Suit By Aggrieved Employee, Former Employee.

NJ Rev Stat § 34:21-6 (2016) What's This?

34:21-6 Initiation of suit by aggrieved employee, former employee.

6.An aggrieved employee or former employee or his authorized representative may initiate suit in Superior Court under this act either individually or on behalf of employees or former employees affected by a violation of the provisions of this act. If an action is undertaken on behalf of affected employees or former employees, the party initiating the action shall inform the department, which shall notify each affected employee or former employee. If the court finds the employer has violated the provisions of this act, it shall award to the aggrieved present or former employees: costs of the action, including reasonable attorneys' fees; and compensatory damages, including lost wages, benefits and other remuneration. Any award of compensatory damages for lost wages shall be limited to the amount of severance pay required pursuant to subsection b. of section 2 of this act.

L.2007, c.212, s.6.


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