Wage & Hour and Contract Compliance

Equal Pay Act Reporting

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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 in pertinent part that as of July 1, 2018, any employer entering into a contract with the State of New Jersey or an instrumentality of the State for “qualifying services” or “public works” must provide to the Department of Labor and Workforce Development—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 report must contain the gender, race, ethnicity, job category, compensation, and number of hours worked by each employee.