Record keeping requirements in New Jersey add to the complexities multistate employers face trying to develop strong and practical record retention programs. Garden State employers must conspicuously post and distribute to employees a notice and maintain certain records according to a law, N.J.S.A. 34:1A-1.11 et seq., that went into effect on July 13, 2010.
To assist employers, the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (“NJDOL”) published a notice entitled, “Employer Obligation to Maintain and Report Records,” that employers can post and distribute. According to the law, employers must
- post this notice immediately in the workplace;
- provide each employee hired prior to November 7, 2011, a written copy of the notice no later than December 7, 2011; and
- provide employees hired after November 7, 2011, a written copy of the notice at the time of hire.