Our colleagues Maxine Neuhauser and Eric I. Emanuelson, Jr. of Epstein Becker Green have recently published an Act Now Advisory that will be of interest to our readers: "Remote Workforce or Not, New Jersey Employers Must Ensure Notices and Posters Remain Up to Date."
The following is an excerpt:
The year 2020 brought significant changes nationwide to how and where employees work and expanded the legal landscape. The expectations of employer compliance with employment law, however, remained unchanged. In New Jersey, for example, 2020 brought a package of legislation aimed at independent contractor misclassification, amendments to the Family Leave Act (“NJFLA”), the Earned Sick Leave Law (“ESLL”), and the New Jersey Millville Dallas Airmotive Plant Job Loss Notification Act, commonly referred to as the New Jersey WARN Act (“NJ WARN Act”). Further, the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled that the state’s Law Against Discrimination (“NJLAD”) entitles medical marijuana patients to reasonable accommodation in the workplace. This is not to mention all the COVID-19 guidance and executive orders changing by the week.
Several of these new laws have resulted in changes to employer notice and posting requirements or updates to the official posters. Therefore, we recommend that New Jersey employers review the following summary and ensure that their workplace posters and employee notices remain in compliance.