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The home delivery service goPuff failed to disclose a federal labor law violation to New Jersey officials when it applied for a $39 million corporate tax break last summer, a warehouse workers union said.

It is the latest example of a company facing scrutiny for its application to the controversial Grow New Jersey tax incentive program, which is currently under investigation by a state task force that found it lacked oversight.

Gov. Phil Murphy said he will let two controversial New Jersey tax break programs expire without signing a bill to extend them while lawmakers and the front office work on a new law that will lay out the rules of future incentives.

It comes after a state task force convened by Murphy to investigate the tax break program found evidence that companies may have lied on their applications and that politically-connected insiders likely helped write the law to benefit their clients.

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy is putting pressure on top Democratic lawmakers to pass legislation hiking the state’s minimum wage to $15, hoping to fulfill a major campaign promise to begin phasing in an increase during his first year in office.

During a news conference Monday outside his office, Murphy called on lawmakers to send him a bill before the end of the year.

“Let’s hope both our holiday wish list and the Legislature’s Dec. 17 board list include putting New Jersey on a responsible and certain path,” Murphy said.