As is most states, New Jersey has posting regulations that requires the state’s employers to post New Jersey posters that outline the state and federal labor and employment laws posted in the workplace. These posters need to be in a visible spot in an area where all employees have access, such as their work room, break room or mail room. Additionally, the employers also need to make sure the New Jersey posters are current because labor and employment laws change often – sometimes even annually.
The New Jersey posters need to have information for both state and federal laws on them. The state laws that employers should post are those concerning payment of wages, workers’ compensations, child labor, discrimination, wage payment, conscientious employee, the Right to Know, unemployment insurance and family leave/leave of absence. The federal laws that need to be covered are pretty much the same for every state. They are USERRA – Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act, Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law, Federal Minimum Wage, Employee Polygraph Protection Act, Family and Medical Leave Act and OSHA – Job Safety and Health Protection.
The posting regulations surrounding the New Jersey posters are meant to benefit the employees, but they also benefit the employers as well. For example, the employees can use the posters to help them know and understand their rights and responsibilities when it comes to the laws applicable to their employment. The posters also have information for employees in the case that they might want or need to file a complaint or grievance against their employer – the posters give information on the filing protocol and contact information for the applicable state and federal agencies.
Employers do benefit from having the information on the New Jersey posters in the workplace as well. They can use the posters to help them make sure they are upholding the labor laws that apply to their workplaces and they can also use the posters as a quick reference in case they ever have a question about what they need to do concerning a specific law such as how many hours a minor is allowed to work during the school year.