The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (“NJDOL”) has released the notice that is required to be posted and distributed to all New Jersey employees. That notice can be found on the NJDOL website. Before posting and distributing the notice, employers will need to fill in the two blanks that appear on the first page – i.e., “Start of Benefit Year” and “End of Benefit Year” to reflect the 12-month period of time chosen by management per which the business will administer its paid sick leave policy.
Beginning October 29, 2018, new employees must receive this notice when they start employment. Existing employees must be provided with a copy by November 29, 2018.
The notice shall also be posted in a conspicuous and accessible place in the workplace, and given to any employee upon request. The regulations allow for the notice to be posted electronically on either an “Internet” or “intranet site” so long as the employer maintains the site “for exclusive use by its employees” and the site is one “to which all employees have access.” The notice can also be distributed to employees by email, which method could serve as proof that an employee received the notice.
NJDOL has prepared the notice in English and in 12 additional languages. The employer is to post and distribute the notice in any language that the employer believes is the first language for a majority of its workforce.
The employment attorneys at Connell Foley are assisting employers with their compliance efforts, including drafting compliant policies and training management on the requirements of the Law. We are available to assist your business with these efforts.