Time to Update Your New Jersey Workplace Posters!

On October 1, 2013, the “New Jersey Security and Financial Empowerment Act” (NJ SAFE Act) becomes effective, which in addition to providing new leave rights to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, creates yet another posting requirement for New Jersey employers.  The new NJ SAFE Act poster is available here and must be posted in all covered New Jersey workplaces by October 1. Including this new poster, covered New Jersey employers must now post and/or distribute the following workplace posters to comply with state posting obligations (additional federal posters are required as well for most employers, most of which are found here).

New Jersey employers should anticipate an additional poster and distribution obligation in the months to come, as a September 2012 law regarding gender equity in pay established additional obligations on that topic. However, that notice/poster has not yet been made available by the Department of Labor and Workforce Development (it remains in the regulatory review and comment process), and employers have no obligations with regard to that notice/poster until it is published.

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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