New Jersey Equal Pay Act

LWD’s reporting system for the Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act

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.

The extent of the Department of Labor and Workforce Development’s responsibilities under the Equal Pay Act is the collection of data regarding compensation, hours worked, job/occupational category, job title, gender, race, and ethnicity for State contactors and making that data available to the Division on Civil Rights (DCR), within the Department of Law and Public Safety, and upon request to certain individuals. Complaints of unlawful discrimination under the Equal Pay Act should be directed to the DCR, as should any questions regarding the filing of such a complaint.

 Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act

The report must contain the gender, race, ethnicity, job category, compensation, and number of hours worked for each employee. For filing instructions, please follow the link below: 

Instructions

The Commissioner of the Department of Labor and Workforce Development is required by the Act 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.

Reports may be made via a printable PDF available on this web site, or uploaded in a spreadsheet. Completed reports should be emailed to: equalpayact@dol.nj.gov 

Please choose the appropriate document below to complete the report:

Contracts for Qualifying Services                               Contracts for Public Works

Note: If you are unable to complete the form online, please mail to: Equal Pay Act, New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development, P.O. Box 110, Trenton, NJ 08625-0110