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Singleton, Egan & Taliaferro Bills to Bolster NJ's Prevailing Wage System Advanced by Assembly Labor Panel

Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Troy Singleton, Joseph Egan and Adam Taliaferro to bolster New Jersey's prevailing wage system were advanced Thursday by the Assembly Labor Committee. The first bill (A-2863) sponsored by Singleton, Egan and Taliaferro requires every contract subject to state prevailing wage requirements to require each worker employed under the contract to be enrolled in, or have completed, a registered apprenticeship, unless the contractor or subcontractor certifies that the worker is paid not less than the journey worker wage rate. The other bill (A-3435) sponsored by Singleton and Egan imposes prevailing work for public work on properties receiving tax abatements or exemptions.

"New Jersey's prevailing wage law provides vital protections to workers, but we can always do more to ensure it is being applied correctly," said Singleton (D-Burlington). "With these updates, we'll take an important step toward further protecting workers and honest businesses from those who employ unscrupulous business practices that undermine fair and open competition..."

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