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Trucking company to pay $1.25 million in back unemployment and disability contributions for misclassifying drivers

National trucking company Eagle Intermodal Inc. settled its 13-year-old case with the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development Tuesday, agreeing to drop its federal lawsuit against the Department and agreeing to pay $1.25 million in back unemployment and disability contributions after misclassifying drivers for more than a decade. A 2006 audit revealed Chicago-based Eagle ...

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New Jersey Human Services announces wage increase for professionals who support individuals with developmental disabilities

The New Jersey Department of Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson announced on Thursday that wage increases totaling $36 million have taken effect for direct support professionals who work with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to help them live successfully in communities across New Jersey. The announcement comes during Direct Support Professional Recognition Week, which ...

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EDA opens applications for new program to help banks prop up local NJ businesses

The state’s Economic Development Authority opened up applications for funding from a newly created $15 million program aimed at helping banks prop up local businesses. Under the Community Development Financial Institution program, the EDA will provide the funds to local banks, credit unions and other financial institutions so that they can provide financing for small ...

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EDA: Few Camden city residents hired at tax break projects

An analysis by the state’s Economic Development Authority of 25 projects wooed to Camden County with corporate tax breaks found that only 26 percent went to county residents and only 2 percent to Camden City residents, EDA Chairman Kevin Quinn said Sept. 12. County officials disputed the findings. The EDA examined a total of 1,098 ...

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Top Democrat floats total ban on NJ vaping sales

The state Legislature’s top elected official said he might propose a total ban on the sale of vaping products in New Jersey amid indications that the practice has caused a rash of lung-related illnesses including six deaths nationwide. Senate President Stephen Sweeney, D-3rd District, said in a Sept. 11 statement that he could seek a ...

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