New Jersey’s Equal Pay Act Public Contractor Reporting Requirements
On April 24, 2018, Governor Phil Murphy signed into law New Jersey’s Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act (P.L. 2018, c. 9). The law provides that as of July 1, 2018, any employer entering into a contract with the State of New Jersey or any agency or an instrumentality of the State for “qualifying services” or “public works” must provide to the Department of Labor and Workforce Development (DOLWD) – upon commencement of the contract – wage and demographic data for all employees who are employed in connection with the contract (for public works) and for all employees (for qualifying services).
This requirement DOES NOT apply to employers who are contracting with local governments (for example: municipalities and counties).
The act required the commissioner of the DOLWD to establish a form for contractors to report the gender, race, ethnicity, job category, compensation, and number of hours worked by each employee.
The commissioner of the DOLWD is required to retain these records, and to make the information available to the Division of Civil Rights, and, upon request, to employees and their authorized representatives.
Reporting forms can be found on the following links below:
Instructions on completing these forms can be found here.
Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns.