My Work Rights

New Jersey's Panic Device Law

a woman changing the sheets in a hotel room

The law requires hotel employers to provide panic devices to employees assigned to work alone in guest rooms.

A panic device is a two-way radio or other electronic device an employee can wear or keep in their pocket that allows them to summon immediate on-scene assistance from a security officer, manager, supervisor, or other appropriate hotel staff member.

This law helps protect these workers from violence and other dangerous work situations.

The information provided below is not a legal document. For additional guidance, see the statute and regulations.