New Jersey Announces New Law Pertaining to Misclassification of Employees

State Update Overview

Date Updated May 2020
Labor Law Update The State of New Jersey Misclassification of Employees
What Changed New law requiring posted notice pertaining to independent contractor misclassification.
Mandatory or Non-Mandatory Mandatory
Updated Poster New Jersey Labor Law Poster

In early 2020, New Jersey enacted new legislation protecting the rights of workers who have been misclassified as independent contractors. In May 2020, the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development published the required posting for the new law.

New Jersey Misclassification of Employees Law Update

  • Under the new law, employers are prohibited against misclassifying employees.
  • Definitions of employee versus independent contractor under state law.
  • Benefits and protections to which an employee is now entitled.
  • Remedies to which workers affected by misclassification may be entitled.

New Jersey Labor Law Poster Update

All businesses within the State of New Jersey must post the New Jersey Law Prohibits Worker Misclassification notice along with other state-mandated posting requirements where it is sufficiently accessible and viewable to all employees. This change has been reflected in our New Jersey & Federal Labor Law Poster and does require an immediate mandatory update. Failure to meet compliance requirements and display the updated poster could result in fines.

Order the New Jersey Labor Law Poster to immediately include this required update.



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