N.J. Admin. Code § 12:71-5.1 - Appeals

Current through Register Vol. 54, No. 7, April 4, 2022

(a) Whenever the Department shall find cause to place an employer on the list pursuant to N.J.A.C. 12:71-4.1, or to impose an administrative penalty pursuant to N.J.A.C. 12:71-3.1, it shall notify the employer in writing of the reason for the action taken and provide the opportunity for a hearing in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act, N.J.S.A. 52:14B-1et seq., and 52:14F-1 et seq., and the Uniform Administrative Procedure Rules, N.J.A.C. 1:1.
(b) All requests for hearing shall be filed within 10 business days from the date of receipt of the notice. The Commissioner, or his or her designee, shall issue the final decision in accordance with the applicable provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act and Uniform Administrative Procedure Rules.
1. All requests for a hearing shall be in writing and shall be directed to the following address:

NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development

Division of Wage and Hour Compliance

PO Box 389

3rd Floor

Trenton, NJ 08625-0389

or

WageHour@dol.nj.gov

(c) In the absence of a timely request for a hearing, pursuant to (b) above, the determination of the Department shall be deemed the final administrative action in the given matter.
(d) All requests for a hearing shall be reviewed by the Division of Wage and Hour Compliance in order to determine whether the dispute can be resolved at an informal settlement conference. If the review indicates that an informal settlement conference is warranted, such conference shall be scheduled. If a settlement cannot be reached, the case shall be forwarded to the Office of Administrative law for a formal hearing.

Notes

N.J. Admin. Code § 12:71-5.1
Adopted by 53 N.J.R. 534(a), effective 4/5/2021

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