Employer Liability: New Jersey
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: John Sarno, Employer's Association of New Jersey
- For most private sector employers in New Jersey liability for unfair labor practices are generally governed exclusively by the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). See Exceptions to Exclusive Federal Jurisdiction.
- This exclusive jurisdiction means that the NLRA will overrule any state laws that govern unfair labor practices, but there are some exceptions. See Exceptions to Exclusive Federal Jurisdiction.
- Often lawsuits involve an attempt by the aggrieved party to obtain compensation or even punitive damages. See Civil Penalties.
- New Jersey law will often require an employer to justify an employment decision to avoid liability. See Justifying an Employment Decision.
- Employers should promptly investigate employee complaints in a fair and unbiased way. See Other Measures to Minimize Liability.