by Maxine H. Neuhauser and Amy E. Hatcher
With the start of 2012, New Jersey employers may find it useful to review the notification requirements relating to employees’ workplace rights and responsibilities under state law. This Act Now Advisory serves as a reminder and summary of New Jersey’s notification requirements applicable to most employers.
Employers are mandated under New Jersey law to display official posters informing employees of the law relating to their rights and responsibilities. An employer that fails to comply with these requirements may face monetary fines and other penalties. Generally, to comply with these regulations, an employer must post the most recent version of the posters in locations visible to all employees and applicants for employment. Employers should display these notices in areas accessible to all employees, such as a lunchroom, break-room, or human resources office. New Jersey also requires that certain notices be distributed to employees.