NJDOL Safeguards Rights of Retail Laundromat Workers with Forward-Looking Strategic Enforcement Efforts



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.


Read more here: https://www.nj.gov/labor/lwdhome/press/2023/20230411_strategicenforcement.shtml