Effective August 1, 2022, the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights adopted new and amended regulations regarding the display and distribution of posters required to be provided to employees by employers. Of particular note to employers are the requirements that apply to the Law Against Discrimination (LAD) and Family Leave Act (FLA) posters.
Employers covered by LAD and/or the FLA are required to provide each employee with a written copy of the official poster created by the Division of Civil Rights:
- annually, on or before December 31 of each year; and
- upon the first request of an employee.
Employers can satisfy this requirement:
- by email delivery;
- through printed material (i.e., attachment to employee handbook or flyer distributed at an employee meeting); or
- by posting the notice to the employer’s internet or intranet site so long as all employees can access the site, and employees are told where the posters can be found.
The Division on Civil Rights also updated the posting requirements for places of public accommodation, with health care entities getting their category-specific posters. Finally, the new regulations updated the poster requirements for entities engaging in the sale and rentals of real property.
The most up-to-date versions of the required posters can be found here.
Employers should ensure that they provide employees with the most recent posters and periodically check to ensure that old versions are replaced.
If you have any questions about which posting requirements apply to you and your business or what other posters you may be required to display and distribute, please contact a member of Connell Foley’s Labor and Employment group.