On August 1, 2022, the New Jersey Division of Civil Rights (DCR) passed new amended regulations regarding the “Posting of Official Division of Civil Rights Posters,” which require employers, housing providers, and venues public accommodations to be prominently displayed “in readily visible locations” to those who would be affected by violations of these laws, posters created by DCR to inform individuals and covered entities of their rights and obligations under the New Jersey Anti-Discrimination Act (LAD) and Family Leave Act (NJFLA).
Along with the new and amended rules, DCR released a series of updated posters that all NJ employers, housing providers, health care providers, and places of public accommodations are required to post, including a new job poster and an NJFLA poster. Importantly, the new rules expressly allow employers with Internet and intranet sites used by their employees to meet their posting obligations by posting LAD and NJFLA posters on those sites, instead of posting them on the site. of physical labor.
In addition to the two employment-related posters, the new posters include a housing management poster, a selling and renting housing poster, a public accommodation poster and “Know your rights” posters for prenatal and postnatal facilities, mental health facilities. , emergency and trauma facilities, long and acute care facilities, alternative treatment centers and professionally licensed facilities including doctors’ and dentists’ offices, pharmacies, etc. Covered healthcare facilities must now prominently display facility-specific “Know Your Rights” signs to ensure patients, visitors and staff know they have the right to be there. freedom from discrimination in health care.
Of note, the DCR has announced the launch of a “Know Your Civil Rights” social media campaign to encourage employers, business owners and the public to post photos of the required posters when they see them. posted, using the hashtag #CivilRightsNJ and tagging the Division’s Twitter and Facebook pages to raise awareness and educate the public about their rights under the LAD and NJFLA.
Employers must immediately replace their now outdated LAD and NJFLA posters with the new ones. Employers with online sites could consider converting to virtual signage, notifying their employees. It should be noted, however, that the NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDOL) has yet to pass regulations expressly permitting the virtual posting of NJDOL-required posters in lieu of display on site. For a list of notices NJ employers must post, see our January 2022 overview here.
The new posters and the FAQ are available here.
You can read the rules here.