As previously reported by XpertHR, on September 21, 2012, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed into law a bill that requires employers with 50 or more employees to not only notify employees of their rights regarding gender pay equity, but also to obtain signed or verified acknowledgements from employees that they have read and understood the notice. The law became effective on November 21, 2012. However, pending the conclusion of the regulatory process, the actual poster has not been available to employers.
The Commissioner of the Department of Labor and Workforce Development has now authorized proposed amendments and new rules to implement the provisions of this law. +45 N.J.R. 17(a). Draft language for the poster has been made available to the public for comment. In addition, the proposed regulations clarify that the posting and distribution requirements would apply to all New Jersey employers with 50 or more employees, "whether those employees work inside or outside of New Jersey."
A public hearing on the proposed regulations will be held on Wednesday, January 30, 2013. In addition, written comments must be submitted by March 8, 2013 to the New Jersey Office of Legal and Regulatory Services.
Employers in New Jersey need to add this requirement to the various other postings and notices already required by various state agencies. Required employment posters and notices may be found in XpertHR's Employment Law Manual and Policies and Documents resources.
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