New Jersey Revises its Whistle-blower and Payment of Wages

George Washington bridge, fort lee, new jersey

George Washington bridge, fort lee, new jersey

The Employee Protection Act now includes new complaint filing instructions

What’s changed?

  • The mandatory Employee Protection Act (Whistleblower Act) has been revised to include new contact information for employees filing a complaint about potentially fraudulent or criminal activity within their company.
    • In addition, the mandatory New Jersey Payment of Wages notice has been revised to include a disclaimer regarding the legal status of workers.
    • The revised whistleblower poster now states that the role of a designated contact person within a company has been limited to receiving written notifications from employees about possible illegal activity.
      • The previous whistleblower poster stated that this contact person had been designated to answer questions or provide information regarding an employee’s rights and responsibilities under the Conscientious Employee Protection Act program.
  • The revised Payment of Wages poster has an added disclaimer stating that the New Jersey Department of Labor does not investigate or inquire into the legal status of any worker.
    • In addition, this poster now states that the Department applies New Jersey labor laws regardless of a worker’s legal status and does not share information with “Immigration”.

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