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The New Jersey Prevailing Wage Act requires the Pits and Quarries

For Public Employers
payment of prevailing wage to workers engaged N.J.A.C. 12:190
in public works. Governmental employers reimburse the
unemployment trust fund for UI benefits paid, but

N.J.S.A. 34:11-56.25 / N.J.A.C. 12:60 Explosives Act
N.J.S.A. 21:1A-128 may elect the contributory method. Rates are subject
New Jersey Public Works Contractor Registration to change.

Act requires that all contractors engaged in public Explosives Regulations 609-633-6400 ext. 2211
works register with the Department of Labor N.J.S.A. 12:190 Governmental employers other than the State of
and Workforce Development. New Jersey may elect temporary disability coverage
N.J.S.A. 34:11-56.48 / N.J.A.C. 12:62

Workplace Standards
Licensing of Crane Operators Act
N.J.S.A. 45:26-1
at the same rates as other employers.
609-292-2700 GUIDE
Non-profit employers exempt under the Internal
Licensing of Crane Operators and Regulations
Asbestos Control and Licensing Act Revenue Code may elect to reimburse the
N.J.A.C. 12:121
Asbestos Licenses and Permits unemployment trust fund for UI benefits paid in
N.J.S.A. 34:5A-32 et seq. lieu of contributions. These employers are also
Fireworks Act
609-984-5508 required to provide TDI coverage under the same
N.J.S.A. 21:2-1
provisions as for profit employers.
Boilers, Pressure Vessels, & Refrigeration N.J.A.C. 21:3-1
N.J.A.C. 12:90
609-292-2921 Retail Gasoline Dispensing Safety Act
Licensing of Operating Engineers and Firemen and Regulations
N.J.S.A. 34:7-1 et seq. N.J.S.A. 34:3A
609-984-2248 N.J.A.C. 12:196

Inspection of Boilers, Pressure Vessels, and Rocket Experimentation by Amateurs Act
Refrigeration Systems and Regulations
N.J.S.A. 34:7-14 et seq. N.J.S.A. 21:1C-1
609-292-2997 609-292-2096
Public Employees Occupational Safety
and Health Act
Payroll Costs
N.J.S.A. 34:6A-25 et seq.
609-292-3923 Unemployment Insurance (UI) The New Jersey Department of Labor
Percentage of payroll is subject to change. and Workforce Development is an equal
Safety and Health Standards for Public Employees opportunity employer with equal opportunity
609-633-6400 ext. 2210
N.J.A.C. 12:110 programs. Auxiliary aids and services
Temporary Disability Insurance (TDI) are available upon request to
Occupational Safety and Health Procedural individuals with disabilities.
Employers may secure private plan coverage,
Standards for Public Employees
subject to the approval of the Division of Temporary
N.J.A.C. 12:112 If you need this document in braille or large
Disability Insurance print, call (609) 984-8190. TTY users
Posting – Requires each public employer to post a can contact this department through
notice informing employees of the protections and New Jersey Relay: 7-1-1.
obligations in the PEOSH Act.
N.J.A.C. 12:110-3.5C
Mine Safety Act Jon S. Corzine, Governor
N.J.S.A. 34:6-98.1 AD-27 (4/06)
This is a guide to select employment-related laws administered by the state Department of Labor and Workforce Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services One-Stop Career Centers
Development and the federal Department of Labor. DVRS helps employers recruit, retain, and One-Stop Career Centers offer employment-related
accommodate employees with disabilities and comply services that assist workers with finding a job or
Posting Requirements of the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development with the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 USC gaining the skills necessary to achieve their career
For any of the following posters, contact the Office of Constituent Relations 12101 et seq.) and Title V of the Rehabilitation Act goals, and assist employers by providing access to
PO Box 110, Suite 13A, Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0110 (20 USC 701 et seq.) a qualified workforce. In addition, services include
609-777-3200 609-292-5987 administering and facilitating training programs,
• Abstract Relating to Payment of Wages (MW-17) literacy initiatives, the labor exchange system, and
• Job Safety & Health Protection poster (WPS-35). Required for all public employers only. Workers’ Compensation individual training grants. To locate a One-Stop
• NJ Child Labor Law Abstract (MW-129) All employers operating in New Jersey must provide Career Center in your area, call 1-877-US-2JOBS.
• NJ State Wage & Hour Law Abstract (MW-220) workers’ compensation coverage.
• Schedule of Hours of Labor of Minors (MW-191). Required if you employ workers N.J.S.A. 34:15-1, N.J.S.A. 34:15-70 et seq.
Employer HR Support
under 18 years of age. 609-292-1092
• Unemployment & Disability Insurance (PR-1) The Employer HR Support program offers New
• NJ Mandatory Overtime Restrictions for Healthcare Facilities (MW-377) Workers’ Compensation insurance rates are Jersey employers free, expert advice, information,
Required if you are a licensed health care facility or registered health care service firm established annually by the Department of Banking and assistance in effectively and legally dealing
• Conscientious Employee Protection Act (AD-270) “Whistleblower Act.” and Insurance. Actual premiums include the base rate with day-to-day operational and employee-relations
Required for 10 or more employees. and a factor for the claim experience of the employer. issues and also with longer-term projects for which
N.J.S.A. 34:15-89 et seq. planning or training is required.
Employers must also post a Workers’ Compensation notice, available through your insurance carrier.
973-622-6014 609-984-3518
New Jersey Division on Civil Rights Employers may be authorized to self-insure for
For any of the following posters, contact the division at 973-648-2700 or view the poster requirements workers’ compensation risks after application Business Resource Centers
and download the posters online at and approval by the Department of Banking and Located within the One-Stop Career Centers,
Insurance. experienced staff will assist employers through the
• Employment many programs and services that are available to the
• Public Accommodation N.J.S.A. 34:15-77
609-292-5350 New Jersey business community.
• Family Leave Act
• Housing 609-292-3809
Workforce New Jersey – Careers
For more information about the Division on Civil Rights, contact the office nearest you. Employers are required to give employees instructions Wage and Hour Compliance
Atlantic City: 609-441-3100 • Camden: 856-614-2550 • Newark: 973-648-2700 for claiming unemployment benefits in certain 609-292-2305
Paterson: 973-977-4500 • Trenton: 609-292-4605 situations.
N.J.A.C. 12:17-1.1 Wage and Hour Law establishes the minimum wage
Posting Requirements: U.S. Department of Labor 609-292-9142 rate and overtime rate for all workers in New Jersey.
For any of the following posters, contact the nearest Wage & Hour office of the U.S. DOL: N.J.S.A. 34:11-56a / N.J. A. C. 12:56
Employers are required to report information
Lawrenceville: 609-989-2247 • Mountainside: 973-645-2279 concerning layoffs of 50 or more employees to the Wage Payment Law requires employers to pay
• Federal Minimum Wage poster. Required local unemployment insurance claims offices. at least twice each month on regular paydays
• Federal Polygraph poster. Required N.J.A.C. 12:17-1.4 and to maintain employee records, and prohibits
• Your Rights Under the (federal) Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 unauthorized withholding or diversion of wages.
(WH Publication 1420). Required Rapid Response Team N.J.S.A. 34:11-4.1 / N.J.A.C. 12:55-2.1
• Job Safety & Health Protection (Poster #2203). Required Helps employers comply with the federal plant
Child Labor Laws protect employed minors from
Contact the nearest U.S. DOL OSHA Office: closing law and assists employees being laid off with
working excessive hours and under hazardous
Avenel: 732-750-3270 • Hasbrouck Heights: 201-288-1700 reemployment services and filing for unemployment
Marlton: 856-757-5181 • Parsippany: 973-263-1003 benefits.
N.J.S.A. 34:2-21.1
• Equal Employment Opportunity. Required (contains information concerning the
Americans with Disabilities Act) 1-800-669-4000