Does This Law Apply to My Organization in New Jersey?

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Author: XpertHR Editorial Team

Below are some of the most significant employment-related New Jersey laws applying to private employers and which employers must comply with each law. Be aware that there are other laws an employer might need to follow that are not listed here.


Law* Covered Employers**

Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA)

All employers

Emergency Responders Employment Protection Act

All employers

Genetic Privacy Act

All employers

Health Care Continuation Law

Employers with two to 50 employees

Millville Dallas Airmotive Plant Job Loss Notification Act

Employers with 100 or more employees and in business for longer than three years

New Jersey Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana Act

All employers

New Jersey Equal Pay Act (NJEPA)

All employers

New Jersey Fair Credit Reporting Act

All employers

New Jersey Family Leave Act (NJFLA)

Employers with 50 or more employees

New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD or LAD)

All employers

New Jersey Pregnant Worker's Fairness Act (NJPWFA)

All employers

New Jersey Security and Financial Empowerment Act (NJ SAFE Act)

Employers with 25 or more employees

New Jersey Smoke-Free Air Act

All employers

New Jersey Wiretapping and Electronic Surveillance Control Act

All employers

Opportunity to Compete Act

Employers with 15 or more employees

*Laws link to primary coverage on XpertHR.com; the law may be addressed in other places on XpertHR.com as well.

**Where "All employers" is listed, there may still be limited exceptions, such as agricultural employers or employers that employ only family members.