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NJDOL Launches Portal to House Prevailing Wage Payrolls

The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDOL) has introduced the New Jersey Wage Hub, a portal for employers to comply with state labor laws and that advances worker protections on public job sites.

The portal provides the reporting mechanisms public works employers need to comply with the Prevailing Wage Act and Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act. The Prevailing Wage Act requires public works contractors to submit weekly payroll records, while the Diane B. Allen law safeguards workers against wage discrimination. A law (S-1442/A-5345) was enacted last week requiring public works contractors to submit weekly payroll records online.

According to the DOL, the use of cloud technology will bring data together to improve enforcement and compliance and make it easier and more efficient for contractors and public bodies to comply with the law.

“This digital platform builds on New Jersey’s history of strong worker protections and support to employers,” said Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Robert Asaro-Angelo. “Better tools, data, and analytics help us enforce labor laws and make playing by the rules easy and cost-effective for employers.”

NJ Wage Hub was developed in partnership with Research Improving People’s Lives (RIPL), a tech-for-social-impact nonprofit that works with governments to help them use data, science, and technology to improve public policy and lives. The portal enhances the state’s existing platforms by leveraging cloud technology to improve wage data collection through user-friendly tools, connect siloed data sources, and embed analytics for enforcement.

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