The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (“NJDOL”) has issued a new 6-page notice regarding an employer’s obligation to maintain and report records on wages, benefits, taxes, and other contributions and assessments pursuant to state wage, benefit, and tax laws. The notice details what records must be maintained under the following laws: Wage Payment Law, Wage and Hour Law, Prevailing Wage Act, Unemployment Compensation Law, Temporary Disability Benefits Law, Family Leave Insurance Benefits Law, Workers Compensation Law, and Gross Income Tax Act. In addition, it lists contact information for various State offices in the event that an employee or an employee’s authorized representative wishes to contact the State to provide information or to file a complaint about an employer’s failure to meet the requirements outlined in the notice.
The NJDOL is mandating that employers: (1) provide a written copy of the notice to any employee hired after November 7, 2011; (2) provide current employees with a written copy of the notice no later than December 7, 2011; and (3) post the notice in a conspicuous location.
Employers are permitted to provide employees with a copy of the notice via e-mail. A copy of the 6-page notice can be accessed here