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Study Reveals Abuses of Day Laborers in New Jersey

Almost half of day laborers in New Jersey were not paid for work performed at least once in 2010, according to a new report out of the Law School at the University of Seton Hall in New Jersey.

54 percent of day laborers said that they were paid less than they were promised according to the “All work and No Pay: Day Laborers, Wage, Theft and Workplace Justice in New Jersey” study. The university study interviewed more than 100 day laborers in Bridgeton, Elizabeth, Freehold, Flemington, Morristown, Orange, and Palisades Park during October of 2010.

Elizabeth and Orange townships had the most violations against workers. Morristown and Bridgeton townships, where community organizations and programs help day laborers and immigrants, had the fewest.   

Translated by Fox News Latino. Based on reporting by EFE.

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