As if New Jersey employers didn’t have enough posters and notices to hang on their walls or distribute to their employees, 2019 has brought with it yet more required posters and notifications. Here are the new additions:
- New Jersey’s Earned Sick Leave Law includes notification requirements. Because state law preempts prior municipal paid sick leave laws, notices and posters for municipal sick leave laws are no long required.
- Effective January 1, 2019, the New Jersey minimum wage increased to $8.85 per hour. Updated official posters will need to posted in locations accessible and easily visible to all employees and applicants for employment.
Keep in mind that New Jersey already requires employers to post notices about employees’ rights under the following laws: Conscientious Employee Protection Act (“CEPA”), Gender-Equality Notice pursuant to the 2018 Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act, New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (“NJLAD”), New Jersey Family Leave Insurance Law, New Jersey Family Leave Act, New Jersey Security and Financial Empowerment (“SAFE”) Act, New Jersey Wage Payment, New Jersey Wage, Benefit, and Tax Laws, Unemployment and Temporary Disability Benefits, Workers’ Compensation Law, New Jersey Smoke-Free Air Act, New Jersey Child Labor Laws, and the New Jersey Right-to-Know Law.
At this point, all New Jersey employers should review all posting and notice requirements and update all postings to ensure compliance with federal, state, and municipal law. Additionally, distribute the NJDOL’s Earned Sick Leave notice to employees and the annual CEPA and gender-equality notices to all employees by January 31, 2019. Most postings can be obtained from the internet by going to the relevant department’s website or purchasing them from reputable vendors. Please do not hesitate to call us if you need any assistance.