“Employer” means a partnership, association, joint stock company, trust, corporation, or other
legal business entity or successor thereof who is primarily engaged in the business
of, or enters into a contract for, making improvements to real property and includes
any subcontractor or lower tier contractor.
“Public body” means the State of New Jersey, any of its political subdivisions, any authority
created by the Legislature of the State of New Jersey and any instrumentality or agency
of the State of New Jersey or of any of its political subdivisions.
“Public work” means construction, reconstruction, demolition, alteration, custom fabrication,
or repair work, or maintenance work, including painting and decorating, done under
contract and paid for in whole or in part out of the funds of a public body, except
work performed under a rehabilitation program. “Public work” shall also mean construction, reconstruction, demolition, alteration, custom fabrication,
or repair work, done on any property or premises, whether or not the work is paid
for from public funds, if, at the time of the entering into of the contract:
(a) Not less than 55% of the property or premises is leased by a public body, or is
subject to an agreement to be subsequently leased by the public body; and
(b) The portion of the property or premises that is leased or subject to an agreement
to be subsequently leased by the public body measures more than 20,000 square feet.
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