New Jersey is considered to be an employee-friendly state. Examples of this can be seen by looking at the state antidiscrimination law, where several different protected classes are added to federal law, including gender identity. Another example is that the state does not allow use of a lie detector test except in limited circumstances.
This page is a round-up of the state and municipal laws in New Jersey.
Updated to include information on Cuevas v. Wentworth Group, which relates to the use of expert testimony as proof in certain claims for emotional distress.
Compensation already paid for hours of work may not be used as an offset and thereby be counted a second time as statutorily required compensation for other hours of work, the 3rd US Circuit Court of Appeals held in Smiley v. E.I. Dupont De Nemours & Co.
Updated to reflect the 2017 annual inflation adjustment to New Jersey's minimum wage.
Enhanced to link users to the most comprehensive coverage of each law and to improve the organization and scope.
Enhanced to improve the comprehensiveness, organization and topics covered of state employment laws.
Updated to include information on the forthcoming termination of the reciprocal withholding agreement with Pennsylvania.
On September 2, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie gave 120 days' required notice of intent to end the state's 40-year-old reciprocal income tax withholding agreement with Pennsylvania. If New Jersey follows through, the agreement will terminate at the end of 2016, and will affect employers and employees in both states.
A roundup of the comprehensive state coverage XpertHR offers to help New Jersey employers ensure they are compliant with state HR and employment laws.