New Jersey Labor Law Posters

Employers are required to display both state and federal labor and employment posters. This means that employers must post certain notices in their workplaces so employees have access to information about the applicable labor laws. These posters, also known as workplace postings or workplace compliance posters, can be downloaded for free from our website.

New Jersey’s Department of Labor and Workforce Development will provide all of the required state posters for employers if you call the Office of Constituent Relations at (609) 777-3200.


Posting Requirements

The type of posters you are required to post will be determined by:

  • The nature of your business
  • The number of employees
  • The primary language spoken by your employees
  • Whether you employ people with disabilities
  • Whether you employ minors

All notices must be posted in a conspicuous place so that they can be seen and read by employees. Failure to post notices can result in stiff penalties and possible fines. 

Don't forget to visit our federal poster page to see if you require additional federal posters specific to your organization.

Mandatory for All New Jersey Employers

New Jersey State Wage and Hour Law

The “New Jersey State Wage and Hour Law” Poster states the minimum wage rate and what the exemptions are for said minimum wage.

The poster must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer’s premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: All NJ Employers.

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Payment of Wages

New Jersey’s “Payment of Wages” Poster states that all employers must pay wages to all employees in full at least twice a calendar month.

The poster must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer’s premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: All NJ Employers.

[English] [Spanish]

PEOSH Public Employee Safety

The “PEOSH Public Employee Safety” Poster informs employers and employees of their rights and responsibilities when it comes to safety and health in the workplace.

The poster must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer’s premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: All NJ Employers.

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Child Labor Laws

New Jersey’s “Child Labor Laws” Poster provides all of the details about New Jersey’s child labor laws.

The poster must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer’s premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: All NJ Employers.

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Schedule of Hours of Minors

The “Schedule of Hours of Minors” Poster is a schedule that employers need to use to keep track of the hours of any employed minors.
The poster must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer’s premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: All NJ Employers.

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Employer Obligation to Maintain and Report Records

The “Employer Obligation to Maintain and Report Records” Poster describes the state wage, benefits, and tax laws pertaining to New Jersey.

The poster must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer’s premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: All NJ Employers.

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Family Leave Insurance

The “Family Leave Insurance” Poster states that New Jersey law provides up to 6 weeks of family leave insurance benefits.

The poster must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer’s premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: All NJ Employers.

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Family Leave Act

New Jersey’s “Family Leave Act” Poster provides details about employees' eligibility to take a leave if they need to care for a sick family member.

The poster must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer’s premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: All NJ Employers.

[English] [Spanish]

Conscientious Employee Protection Act - Whistleblower Act

The “Conscientious Employee Protection Act” Poster states that New Jersey law prohibits employers from taking any retaliatory action against an employee if they blow the whistle on someone who violated the law.

The poster must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer’s premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: All NJ Employers.

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New Jersey Earned Sick Leave

The “New Jersey Earned Sick Leave” Poster states that under New Jersey's Earned Sick Leave Law, most employees have a right to accrue up to 40 hours of earned sick leave per year.

The poster must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer’s premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: All NJ Employers.

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New Jersey SAFE Act

The “New Jersey SAFE Act” Poster states that certain employees are eligible to receive an unpaid leave of absence to address certain circumstances resulting from domestic violence or a sexually violent offense.

The poster must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer’s premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: All NJ Employers.

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Unemployment and Temporary Disability Benefits Laws

The “Unemployment and Temporary Disability Benefits Laws” Poster describes details about unemployment compensation and temporary disability benefits.

The poster must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer’s premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: All NJ Employers.

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Workers’ Compensation Notice

The “Workers’ Compensation” Notice states who the workers’ compensation insurance carrier is in case of a work-related injury.

The notice must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer’s premises where employees can readily see it.

The notice is available through the employer’s insurance carrier.

Required for: All NJ Employers.

Discrimination in Employment

The “Discrimination in Employment” Poster states that discrimination in places of employment are prohibited by New Jersey law.

The poster must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer’s premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: All NJ Employers.

[English] [Spanish]

Discrimination in Places of Public Accommodation

The “Discrimination in Places of Public Accommodation” Poster states that discrimination in places of public accommodation is prohibited by New Jersey law.

The poster must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer’s premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: All NJ Employers.

[English] [Spanish]

Discrimination in Housing

The “Discrimination in Housing” Poster states that discrimination by real estate agents or brokers, financial institutions, property owners, landlords, or building superintendents, and their agents and employees is prohibited by New Jersey law.

The poster must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer’s premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: All NJ Employers.

[English] [Spanish]

Gender Equity

The “Gender Equity” Poster states that New Jersey and federal laws prohibit employers from discriminating against an individual with respect to his/her pay, compensation, benefits, or terms, conditions or privileges of employment because of the individual's sex.

The poster must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer’s premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: All NJ Employers.

[English] [Spanish]

New Jersey Smoke-Free Air Act

The "New Jersey Smoke-Free Air Act" prohibits smoking in enclosed workplaces, hospitals, bars, restaurants, and other places. There are exemptions to this rule.

Signs stating that smoking is prohibited within a building and that violators are subject to a fine must be posted in every public entrance to the indoor public place or workplace. If it is an area where smoking is permitted, "Smoking Permitted" signs must be posted. 

Required for: All NJ Employers. 

 

Federally Mandated

Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law

Executive Order 11246 (E.O. 11246), also known as the “Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law” Poster prohibits certain Federal contractors and subcontractors from discriminating in employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. Additionally, it protects applicants and employees from discriminatory discipline, including firing, for asking about, discussing, or disclosing their pay or the pay of their co-workers. E.O. 11246 also requires covered government contractors to take affirmative action to ensure that equal opportunity is provided in all aspects of employment.

Post copies of the poster, supplement, and provision in conspicuous places available to employees, applicants for employment, and send to representatives of labor organizations with which there is a collective bargaining agreement.

Required for: NJ Employers with 15 or more employees.

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Employee Rights Under the Fair Labor Standards Act

The "Employee Rights Under the Fair Labor Standards" Poster establishes minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, and youth employment standards affecting full-time and part-time workers in the private sector and in federal, state, and local governments. The FLSA requires employers to pay covered nonexempt employees a minimum wage of not less than $7.25 per hour.

The poster must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer's premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: All NJ Employers.

Large Posters: [English] [Spanish] [Chinese] [Russian] [Thai] [Hmong] [Vietnamese] [Korean] [Polish]

Small Posters: [English] [Spanish]

Employee Polygraph Protection Act

The "Employee Polygraph Protection Act" (EPPA) generally prevents private sector employers from using lie detector tests, either for pre-employment screening or during the course of employment, with certain exceptions. Employers generally may not require or request any employee or job applicant to take a lie detector test, or discharge, discipline, or discriminate against an employee or job applicant for refusing to take a test.

EPPA excludes federal, state, and local government agencies from the Act's coverage, with respect to public employees. Lie detector tests may also be administered by the Federal Government to employees of Federal contractors engaged in national security intelligence or counterintelligence functions.  

The poster must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer's premises where employees and applicants for employment can readily see it.

Required for: All NJ Employers.

[English] [Spanish]

USERRA - Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act

Employers are required to provide to persons entitled to the rights and benefits under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), a notice of the rights, benefits, and obligations of such persons and such employers under USERRA. 

Employers may provide the notice, "Your Rights Under USERRA", by posting it where employee notices are customarily placed. However, employers are free to provide the notice to employees in other ways that will minimize costs if the full text of the notice is provided (e.g., by handing or mailing out the notice, or distributing the notice via electronic mail).

Required for: All NJ Employers.

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Family and Medical Leave Act

The “Family and Medical Leave Act” entitles eligible employees of covered employers to take unpaid, job-protected leave for specified family and medical reasons with continuation of group health insurance coverage under the same terms and conditions as if the employee had not taken leave.

The poster must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer's premises where employees and applicants for employment can readily see it. It may also be posted electronically if all other requirements have been met, but the electronic posting can not replace the physical posters. 

Required for: All NJ Employers.

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Mandatory for Some New Jersey Employers

Food Service Occupations Regulations

The “Food Service Occupations Regulations” Poster states the minimum wage and overtime rates for food service occupations.

The poster must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer’s premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: NJ Employers in the Restaurant Industry.

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Supplement for Food Service and Hotel and Motel Occupations Regulations

The “Supplement for Food Service and Hotel and Motel Occupations Regulations” states that all employers who are not paying the full minimum in cash, i.e. those who are taking credits for food, lodging and gratuities, are advised to recalculate the credits.

The poster must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer’s premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: NJ Employers in the Restaurant Industry.

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Governing Employment in Hotel and Motel Occupations

The “Governing Employment in Hotel and Motel Occupations” Poster states the minimum wage and overtime rates for employees in hotel and motel occupations.

The poster must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer’s premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: NJ Employers in the Hotel and Motel Industry.

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Beauty Culture Occupations

The “Beauty Culture Occupations” Poster states the minimum wage and overtime rates for employees in beauty culture occupations.

The poster must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer’s premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: NJ Employers in the Beauty Culture Industry.

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Laundry, Cleaning and Dyeing Occupations

The “Laundry, Cleaning and Dyeing Occupations” Poster states the minimum wage and overtime rates for employees in laundry, cleaning, and dyeing occupations.

The poster must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer’s premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: NJ Employers in the Laundry, Cleaning and Dyeing Industries.

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Apparel Registration Act

The “Apparel Registration Act” Poster is an abstract of chapter 458 of the Laws of New Jersey regarding the Apparel Registration Act. It states that no manufacturer or contractor shall engage in the apparel industry in this State unless the manufacturer or contractor is registered as a manufacturer or contractor with the department, in writing, on a form provided by the commissioner.

The poster must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer’s premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: NJ Employers in the Apparel Industry.

[English] [Spanish]

Mercantile Occupations

The “Mercantile Occupations” Poster states the minimum wage and overtime rates applicable to minors in the mercantile industry.

The poster must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer’s premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: NJ Employers of Minors in the Mercantile Industry.

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Governing Employment in Seasonal Amusement Occupations

The “Governing Employment in Seasonal Amusement Occupations” Poster states the minimum wage and overtime rates for employees in the season amusement industry.

The poster must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer’s premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: NJ Employers in the Seasonal Amusement Industry.

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Minimum Rates for Farm Workers

The “Minimum Rates for Farm Workers” Poster provides information about minimum wage rates, overtime rates, and the regulation of minors in the agriculture industry.

The poster must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer’s premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: NJ Employers in the Agriculture Industry.

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Employment in the First Processing of Farm Product Occupations

The “Employment in the First Processing of Farm Product Occupations” Poster states the minimum wage and overtime rates for employees in industries engaged primarily in the first processing of farm products during seasonal operations.

The poster must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer’s premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: NJ Employers in industries engaged primarily in the first processing of farm products during seasonal operations.

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This Organization Participates in E-Verify

The “This Organization Participates in E-Verify” Poster informs employees that this employer will provide the federal government with employees’ Form I-9 information to confirm that they are authorized to work in the U.S. 

This notice must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer’s premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: All NJ Employers who participate in E-Verify.

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If You Have the Right to Work Don’t Let Anyone Take it Away

The “If You Have the Right to Work Don’t Let Anyone Take it Away” Poster from the Department of Justice informs employees that if they have the skills, experience, and legal right to work, their citizenship or immigration status shouldn’t merit discrimination in the workplace. This poster also provides contact information for the Immigrant and Employee Rights Section (IER).  

This notice must be posted in a conspicuous area on the employer’s premises where employees can readily see it.

Required for: All NJ Employers who participate in E-Verify.

[English] [Spanish]

Recommended

IRS Withholding Notice

Publication 213, the “IRS Withholding Notice”, is a bulletin board poster advising workers to consider whether they need to file a new Form W-4 with their employer, including options that would affect that decision like marriage or divorce, changing your name, gaining or losing a dependent, or changes to your income. 

All Employers have the option to post this notice in a conspicuous area, but it is not required.

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