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NJDOL Adds New Posting Requirement

The New Jersey Department of Labor has issued regulations
requiring all New Jersey employers to post notice regarding employer record keeping obligations under State law by December 7, 2011. In addition to posting, employers must provide the notice to all current employees and new hires.

The required notice pertains to employer obligations under New Jersey wage, benefit and tax laws to maintain and report records regarding wages, benefits and taxes, and to pay wages, benefits, taxes or other contributions or assessments
as required by the law. The notice must be posted in a conspicuous place or in
certain circumstances, may be distributed and posted digitally.

 The goal of this posting is to encourage employees to speak up
with concerns about employer compliance with State law. Employees are protected
from voicing concerns or “whistleblowing” about employer’s policies
or practices that the employee reasonably believes are illegal or fraudulent.

Failure to comply with the posting requirement may result in a
fine up to $1,000. Retaliatory discharge of an employee who voices a concern or
complaint about employer compliance with these State laws or others, may result
in litigation and damages of front and back pay, reinstatement, all lost
economic damages, non-economic damages, punitive damages, and attorneys fees.

 A copy of the poster may be found at the NJ DOL website by clicking here.