NJ Department of Labor Issues New Poster Notification for All Employers

The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (“DOL”) recently issued a new notice regarding the maintenance and reporting of employment records. All New Jersey employers must immediately begin providing a copy of the notice upon hire to any employee hired after November 7, 2011. For all pre-existing employees, the notice must be provided by December 7, 2011. Provision of the notice may be provided by hard copy or electronic mail. In addition to these distribution requirements, the notice must immediately be conspicuously posted at each worksite either by displaying it alongside other required workplace postings in a readily visible and accessible location or on an employer-run Internet or intranet site that is used exlusively by employees and to which all employees have access. Failure to comply with the distribution and and posting requirements carries a fine of up to $1,000, in addition to possible criminal penalties.