New Jersey Updates Employer Poster Display Requirements for Healthcare Providers
The New Jersey Division on Civil Rights (DCR) amended its regulations governing the display of certain employment-related posters in the workplace relating to the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD), New Jersey Family Leave Act (NJFLA), and “Know Your Rights” posters for pre-natal and post-natal facilities, mental health facilities, emergency and trauma facilities, long- and short-term care facilities, alternative treatment centers, and professionally licensed facilities, which include doctors’ and dentists’ offices, pharmacies, and other healthcare practitioners. The changes went into effect August 1, 2022. Employers are also required to continue to provide employees with DCR’s Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA) poster according to the schedule below.
New Jersey employers must provide each employee with a written copy of DCR’s official poster (1) annually, by December 31 of each calendar year, and (2) upon the first request of the employee. Employers may now satisfy this requirement either (1) by email delivery (particularly for remote employees); (2) through printed material, e.g., affixing the posters in a prominent location such as a break room; or (3) by publishing the posters on the employer’s intranet site so long as employees are provided access.
The new regulations also require the above healthcare-related facilities to post certain “Know Your Rights” NJLAD posters conspicuously for patients and visitors, including entrances/exits and waiting rooms. The required posters can be found here.
New Jersey employers, particularly in the healthcare sector, must understand the intricacies of NJ employment laws and regulations to remain compliant. Frier Levitt attorneys are highly cognizant of the rapidly-changing field of healthcare employment law and are well-equipped to provide legal counsel to suit each client’s unique situation and needs. Contact Frier Levitt to discuss how we can help you navigate your business’ employment practices and policies.