New Jersey Executive Order Sets Health and Safety Standards for EmployersOn October 29, 2020 by Schnader in Labor and Employment
Samantha Banks, Brian M. Wallen, and Michael J. Wietrzychowski published a client alert, “New Jersey Executive Order Sets Health and Safety Standards for Employers.”
In response to businesses increasingly opening their doors to in-person employees and customers, the Governor of New Jersey has expanded the application of previously issued Executive Orders to address the anticipated new wave of Covid-19. On October 28, 2020, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy issued Executive Order No. 192, which sets forth health and safety standards for all businesses, non-profits, and governmental or educational entities. The protocols are set to take effect on November 5, 2020.
Along with expanding workplace and business health and safety standards, the Executive Order directs the Department of Labor and Workforce Development (“NJDOL”) to address worker complaints by establishing an online complaint form and developing an investigation and inspection protocol for complaints. The Executive Order also addresses workplace safety standards for Covid-19 that have yet to be addressed by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”).