FIGHTING THE UNDERGROUND ECONOMY
Millionaire property developers are breaking the law in New Jersey—and getting away with it. By illegally claiming full-time construction workers are independent contractors, they’re cheating workers out of benefits like health care, and by paying below minimum wage and establishing illegal work weeks, they’re committing wage theft. They often pay workers off the books, cheating New Jersey out of millions in tax revenue, all in order to further line their own already rich pockets.
Unfortunately, this developer crime happens daily, throughout the state, and in plain sight. This illegal model of worker abuse and tax fraud has become very much the standard in the industry. If New Jersey wants to have an economy that works for all, state government must step forward and crack down on this abuse of working people and taxpayers at the hands of millionaires.