New Jersey orders contractors to pay $2.1M in 2014

New Jersey’s Division of Consumer Affairs says it’s spent 2014 going after noncompliant home improvement contractors.

The division says that since October, it has ordered 35 contractors to pay nearly $570,000 in restitution and penalties for jobs not done, or not done right.

For the year, the division says, it has cited 130 contractors and ordered payments of $2.1 million.

Under state law, projects that cost more than $500 are supposed to come with written contracts, including starting and ending dates and the scope of work.

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