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Receive up to $200,000 for Child Care Facility Improvements

October 27, 2022

State-licensed, center-based child care providers can soon apply for up to $200,000 in grants for facilities improvements through the Child Care Facility Improvement Program. Providers may propose interior and exterior facility improvements to enhance the quality of their programs and receive funding to cover the full costs of the project. Applications will open on November 15th, 2022.

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Finance Your Ecologically Friendly Property Improvements with C-PACE

October 27, 2022

Eligible commercial, industrial, agricultural, and certain multi-family property owners will be able to finance renewable energy, energy efficiency, water conservation, and certain types of resiliency-related improvements through the C-PACE Program.   The program is under development and a public information session held in mid-October is now available on YouTube.

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New Required Postings for Businesses

August 23, 2022

All employers are required to display posters to employees and prospective employees that advise them of their civil rights under New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination and Family Leave Act.  

Additionally, housing providers and places open to the public (sometimes called public accommodations or PPA) are required to display additional posters for patrons, prospective patrons, tenants and guests that advise them of their civil rights.

Posters used, printed, received or downloaded before August 1st, 2022 must be replaced with the current versions.

Failure to display the posters may expose you to fines up to $10,000.

Employers that do not have a physical space can satisfy the requirements by displaying the required posters on an internet site or intranet site which is frequented by all of your employees, to which all employees have access, and where you customarily display notices to employees.

Business Requirements and Resources

If you operate a place of employment you are required by law to display the posters in an easily visible location. The posters must be visible to existing and prospective employees, tenants, patrons, customers, or patients. The following are required of all places of employment:

  1. All employers must post: Employment Poster
  2. Employers with 30 or more employees must also post: Family Leave Act poster

Employers may need to post additional posters if they fall into any of these categories:

  • Public accommodations
  • Housing providers
  • Medical and healthcare facilities

If a business falls into multiple categories, it is required to display all applicable posters.

Employers that do not have a physical space can satisfy the requirements by displaying the required posters on an internet site or intranet site which is frequented by all of your employees, to which all employees have access, and where you customarily display notices to employees. 

Example Scenario

For example, if you operated a business with 30 or more employees worldwide and the business is open to the public, you would be required to display:

  1. The public accommodations poster in a place that is easily visible to your patrons or prospective patrons
  2. The Family Leave Act poster and the employment poster in a place that is easily visible to your employees. 

The posters need to be displayed on paper no smaller than 8½ by 11 inches with text that is fully legible and large enough to be read easily.

Employers are required to provide each employee with a written copy of the official Law Against Discrimination employment poster annually, on or before December 31st of each year or upon the first request of an employee. The written copy can be provided in at least three ways: email, printed material, or posting on the internet/intranet site. If posted on a site, the site is for the use of all employees, can be accessed by all employees, and the employer provides notice to the employees of its posting.

Places of Public Accommodation

A place of public accommodation is any place that offers goods, services, or facilities to the public, including but not limited to:

  • Schools, colleges, and universities
  • Stores and businesses
  • Restaurants
  • Summer camps
  • Hotels and motels
  • Government offices or agencies

If you operate a place that is open to the public, you are required to display the updated place of public accommodation poster in a location that is easily visible to your visitors.

A flowchart is available to guide public accommodations through the required posters for their locations.

Housing Providers Involved in Property Management

If you are engaged in the management of residential property, you are required to display the official property management poster in places easily visible to all current and prospective tenants and residents. 

A flowchart is available to guide housing providers through the required posters for their locations.

Housing Providers Involved in Sales & Rental

If you are engaged in the sale and rental of property, you are required to display the official sales and rentals poster in places easily visible to all current and prospective tenants, purchasers, and residents.

A flowchart is available to guide housing providers through the required posters for their locations.

Medical or Healthcare Facilities

If you operate a medical or healthcare facility, the applicable posters listed here are required in places that are easily accessible to all patients or visitors.

This includes, but is not limited to, a location near each entrance through which the public can enter or exit as well as all public waiting rooms.

You may also choose to display the posters in other locations, including individual treatment rooms or on a digitally accessible platform code (for example a QR Code) posted in plain view around the facility. 

Posters by healthcare facility type:

A flowchart is available to guide medical and healthcare providers through the required posters for their locations.

Fines/Penalties for Failure to Display Required Posters

The Division of Civil Rights enforces the NJ Law Against Discrimination, the NJ Family Leave Act, and the Fair Chance in Housing Act to protect all people from discrimination. 

Failure to display the posters may expose you to fines up to $10,000.

To file a complaint, visit NJCivilRights.gov or call 973-648-2700.

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New Liability Insurance Requirements for Business Owners, Landlords

August 20, 2022

As of November 3rd, 2022, landlords and business owners in New Jersey will be required to carry $500,000 in liability insurance for deaths or bodily injuries that may occur at their properties. For small, multifamily rental properties that are owner-occupied, the minimum liability insurance will be $300,000.

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Outdoor Dining Permissions Extended by Two Years

August 8, 2022

Restaurants, bars, distilleries, and breweries may continue to use fixtures and equipment enabling them to serve patrons outdoors in private areas, on sidewalks, and in other municipally-designated outdoor areas until November 30th, 2024. The permissions were previously set to expire November 30th, 2022.

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Child Care Facilities Improvement Program
Date Updated:
November 18, 2022

The Child Care Facilities Improvement Program provides grants for facilities improvement to New Jersey child care providers that provide high quality early childhood learning environments.

Applicants are limited to one application per DCF-licensed child care center location, and two applications per Entity ID Number (EIN) .

Start Date:

November 15, 2022
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Pace Apprenticeship in Career Education
Date Updated:
November 3, 2022

The Pre-Apprenticeship in Career Education (PACE) program aims to better align secondary, post-secondary, adult education, and occupational training to meet labor demands unique to New Jersey and develop career pathways leading to economically sustainable wages.

Programs funded through PACE provide education and training leading to one of the following outcomes:

  1. Admission into a USDOL Registered Apprenticeship program
  2. Admission into a post-secondary college, or occupation-specific career training
  3. Employment with a starting wage no lower than $15 per hour

Start Date:

November 1, 2022
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Youth Transitions to Work
Date Updated:
November 3, 2022

The mission of the Youth Transitions to Work (YTTW) program is to recruit, screen, and facilitate effective transitions of high school juniors, seniors, and Out of School Youth (ages 16-24) to high-skill, high-wage employment in labor demand occupations.

Funded programs are expected to increase the number of high school graduates entering USDOL Registered Apprenticeship programs in New Jersey by establishing YTTW programs in new apprenticeship occupations or industries, link secondary education and higher educational institutions to existing USDOL apprenticeship programs, and reactivate registered programs not currently in use.

Start Date:

October 7, 2022
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