New Jersey Labor Law Updates

All businesses with employees in New Jersey are required by state & federal employment laws to post Labor Law Posters in a visible location. Employment laws change often, which require labor law posters to be updates. Below includes past & most recent mandatory labor law updates which require employers to post the latest version of these posters.

 

Mandatory change(s) for the state of New Jersey

Date
Poster/Update
  • 05/2020

    Worker Misclassification Notice-Completely new poster required for the state of New Jersey.

  • 06/2019

    Family Medical Leave Act-Revised with adjusted information on how to file, new director/governor information, and a new revision date.

  • 06/2019

    New Jersey Minimum Wage-Revised with new minimum wage of $10.00 per hour effective July 1st, 2019.

  • 06/2019

    Family Medical Leave Insurance-Completely revised notice with more information on the new effective date and how individuals can go about filing for benefits.

  • 12/2018

    Earned Sick Leave-Revised to include new information about when sick leave is available for use as well as a new website for the NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development

  • 09/2018

    Earned Sick Leave-Brand new poster explaining employee rights under the New Jersey Sick Leave Law.

  • 09/2018

    New Jersey Minimum Wage-Updated with new 2019 minimum wage of $8.85 and revised to include new contact information for the NJ department of Labor.

  • 03/2018

    Discrimination Notice in Employment-Updated with the addition of "breastfeeding" as a protected category and a new revision date.

  • 03/2018

    Discrimination Notice in Public Accommodations-Updated with the addition of "breastfeeding" as a protected category and a new revision date.

Mandatory federal change(s)

Date
Poster/Update
  • 07/2016

    Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) - Federal Minimum Wage-Update includes new regulation revisions as of August 2016 which includes text regarding nursing mothers and overtime rules.

  • 07/2016

    Employee Polygraph Notice-Update includes new regulation revisions as of August 2016 which includes the removal of penalty amount up to $10,000 against violators and revised contact numbers.

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New Jersey Labor Law Poster Posting Requirements:

  • Child Labor Law & Schedule of Hours of Labor of Minors (N.J.S.A. 34:2-21.5) You're required under New Jersey law to post information regarding child labor, and the schedule of hours of labors of minors. The easy-to-read, full color Complete New Jersey Labor Law Posters display this information clearly and in an organized manner. Post it in a conspicuous location.
  • Wage and Hour Abstract & Payment of Wages (N.J.S.A. 34:11-56a21) You must inform all your employees about payment of wages, and keep records of any applicable wage orders and regulations. The Complete New Jersey Labor Law Posters provide this information in a clear, organized manner.
  • Unemployment and Temporary Disability Insurance (N.J.S.A. 43:21) The Complete New Jersey Labor Law Posters provide mandatory information regarding unemployment insurance benefits.
  • Equal Employment (NJ Admin. Code) Equal employment is the law, and you must post notices to this effect in the workplace. The Complete New Jersey Labor Law Posters fulfill this obligation on your behalf.
  • Family Leave Act (N.J.S.A. 34:11B-6) You must information your employees of their rights and entitlements under the Family Leave Act. The Complete New Jersey Labor Law Posters display this information for employees to review as required.
  • Workers Compensation You're required by law to inform your employees of their rights and benefits under Workers' Compensation law. The Complete New Jersey Labor Law Posters ensure that the information you provide is clearly accessible and accurate.
  • New Jersey No Smoking Poster Smoking is prohibited in the workplace. The Complete New Jersey Labor Law Posters inform all employees and visitors of your smoke-free policy.
  • Conscientious Employee / Whistleblower Protection Employees must be informed of their rights and protections with respect to conscientious employee/whistleblower protection laws. The New Jersey Complete Labor Law Poster provides this information. Simply post it in a conspicuous location.
  • Discrimination Notice In Public Accommodations It's against the law to discriminate in public accommodations. The New Jersey Complete Labor Law Poster displays mandatory information regarding this law, and reminds all employees and management of their obligation to operate in a discrimination-free manner.
  • Federal Minimum Wage Act (29 CFR 516.4) Federal law requires that you post information with respect to the federal minimum wage increases from $6.55 an hour to $7.25 an hour, effective July 24, 2009. This information must be displayed in a conspicuous location.
  • Uniform Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (38 USCA 433(a)) You are mandated by federal law to provide information regarding the rights, benefits and obligation of employees who are governed by the Uniform Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act. Post this information in a conspicuous location.
  • Employee Polygraph Protection Act (29 CFR 801.6) Per federal law, employees have specific rights and protections accorded to them under the Employee Polygraph Protection Act. You must inform employees of their rights under the act. Ensure that you post this information in a conspicuous location. Be aware that under 29 CFR 801.42(7) a civil penalty of up to $10,000 may be assessed against you for violating any provision of the Act.
  • Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law (29 CFR 1601.30) Your employees must be informed of their rights under federal equal employment laws. Ensure that you post this information in a prominent and accessible location.
  • Family and Medical Leave Act (29 USC 2619(a)(b)) You must post information informing employees of their rights and protections per the Federal Family and Medical Leave Act. This information must be displayed in a conspicuous location, accessible by all employees.
  • Occupational Safety and Health Act (29 CFR 1903.2(a)(1)) You must display clear, summarized and accurate information regarding your employees' rights and protections under the Federal Occupational Health and Safety Act. Display this information in a conspicuous location, and ensure that it is not altered, defaced, or covered by other material.
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Minimum Wage Rates in New Jersey in 2020:

New Jersey will have a state minimum wage of $11.00 effective January 1, 2020.

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Important Phone Numbers: State of New Jersey

  • Wage & Hour - (609) 292-2305
  • OSHA - (800) 321-6742
  • Workers' Compensation - (609) 292-1092
  • Unemployment Insurance - (609) 777-3200
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