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Employee Health: New Jersey

Employee Health requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: John Sarno, Employers Association of New Jersey


  • There is no legal requirement in New Jersey to provide a treatment program for employee's who test positive for illegal drugs or alcohol, but an employee who seeks treatment has right to request time off under the Law Against Discrimination. See Drug Treatment Programs.
  • While the New Jersey Smoke-Free Air Act prohibits smoking in all indoor public places and workplaces, New Jersey law prohibits discrimination against smokers. See Smoke-Free Workplace.
  • New Jersey's Good Samaritan immunizes employers from liability when they respond to accidents, injuries and other emergencies or when they have defibrillators on site. See New Jersey's Good Samaritan Act.