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Farm Labor Contractor In Trouble With Feds For Failure To Pay Temps Minimum Wage

Federal authorities are going after a Philadelphia-based farm labor contractor who allegedly failed to pay its temporary help the minimum wage for work performed at a nursery in Burlington County, New Jersey.


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New Effort Helps Decrease Unemployment Fraud In New Jersey

The state Labor Department has saved over $150 million over the last year and a half mostly by cross checking those getting new jobs with the current file of beneficiaries to avoid double dipping.


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Report: Only 96,000 Jobs Added In August, Unemployment Falls To 8.1 Percent

Jobs numbers released by the Labor Department aren’t helping folks feel hopeful about the economy.


Local Expert Says Bleak Economic Picture Shouldn’t Spell Panic Yet

The up and down employment picture in this country is down again. But one local economic expert suggests it’s not time to panic… yet.