New Jersey Department of Labor Issues Proposed Gender Pay Equality Notice

01.10.2013

As we previously reported here, New Jersey will soon require certain employers to provide written notification to employees informing them of their right to gender equality in pay, compensation, benefits and other terms and conditions of employment. The New Jersey Department of Labor (“NJDOL”) just released the proposed notification and rules on its website, available here. Notably, the proposed rules clarify the NJDOL’s position that a “covered employer” is any employer in New Jersey with 50 or more employees, regardless of whether these employees work inside or outside of New Jersey. Before the notification and rules become final, there will be a public comment period and then a public hearing on January 30, 2013. Written comments may be submitted to the New Jersey Office of Legal and Regulator Services by March 8, 2013. For more information on participating in the public comment period, New Jersey’s Equal Pay Act, federal and state wage and hour requirements and our firm’s wage and hour compliance audit services, please contact John R. Vreeland, Esq., Director of the firm’s Wage & Hour Compliance Practice Group, jvreeland@genovaburns.com, or Douglas J. Klein, Esq., dklein@genovaburns.com.

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