FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 11, 2023
TRENTON – The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development’s (NJDOL) Wage and Hour Division completed its first strategic enforcement initiative involving the retail laundromat industry, including a comprehensive analysis of industry practices and areas identified for corrective action.
Wage and Hour investigators visited 20 retail laundromat locations owned by 9 employers in New Jersey. Wage and Hour violations were found in each of these laundromat locations except one. As a result, investigators determined that more than $56,000 in wages are owed to the primarily low-wage employees, and many workers are not receiving the earned sick leave they lawfully accrued.