New Jersey recently adopted new and amended regulations regarding the display and distribution of posters for the NJ Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD) and the New Jersey Family Leave Act (NJFLA). Effective August 1, 2022, all covered businesses in New Jersey need to not only post these regulations, but they also need to ensure that each employee receives a copy annually, on or before December 31st of each year.
The state provided ways covered employers can comply, including:
- email delivery of posters,
- the handing out of printed materials to each employee, or
- posting the documents to the company internet or intranet site, with instructions to employees on how to access the materials.
These are not the only New Jersey state employment regulations that need to be distributed annually to employees by covered businesses. Other statutes with the same/similar requirements include:
- Earned Sick Leave Law
- Gender Equity Law
- Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA), also known as the “Whistleblower Act”
For businesses who have not been complying with these three laws and don’t plan on distributing the NJLAD or NJFLA material annually, they may want to reconsider.
True, the state may not just randomly audit a business to ascertain their compliance with these poster distribution requirements. But, should an employee complain to the Department of Labor regarding a violation of any of these laws, the business will pay a stiff price if it is determined they did not ensure all employees knew their rights.
Marzano Human Resources Consulting focuses on risk mitigation when dealing with clients. This includes ensuring that businesses are in compliance with the New Jersey employment law requirements for these and other laws.