Every employer in New Jersey, regardless of size, needs a written Paid Sick Leave policy in place and distributed to employees no later than October 29, 2018. Please contact us if you need assistance drafting this policy or updating your other personnel policies.
Whether as stand-alone policies or those accumulated in an employee manual, the following are the types of policies which must, or at the very least should, be in writing in NJ:
- Paid Sick Leave policy;
- Anti-harassment policy;
- Equal Employment Opportunity policy (recommended);
- Vacation policy;
- Equal Pay Act policy;
- Whistleblower (CEPA) policy;
- Family and Medical Leave Act/NJ Family Leave Act policy (for employers with at least 50 employees);
- Confidentiality, Non-Solicitation and Non-Compete policy; and Arbitration policy.
Now is a great time to update your company’s policies so that they can be rolled out to your employees in 2019.