New Jersey Employment Law Update — May 2019

New Jersey

Security Breach Disclosure

On May 10, 2019, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed legislation (S.B. 52) modifying the state’s data breach notification provisions as follows:

  • If a security breach involves a customer’s username or password, in combination with any password or security question and answer that would permit access to an online account (and no other personal information), then the business or public entity (business) may provide the security breach notification in electronic or other form. The notification must direct the customer whose personal information has been breached to promptly change any password and security question or answer, as applicable, or to take other appropriate steps to protect the online account with the business and all other online accounts for which the customer uses the same user name or email address and password or security question or answer.
  • Any business that furnishes an email account may not provide notification to the email account that is subject to a security breach. The business must provide notice by another permitted method or by clear and conspicuous notice delivered to the customer when he or she is online and connected to his or her online account from an Internet Protocol address or online location where the business knows the customer customarily accesses the account.

The law is effective September 1, 2019.

Read NJ S.B. 52

Family Leave Poster

On April 5, 2019, the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights released a New Jersey Family Leave Act poster. State regulations require all employers covered by the act to display this official poster in places easily visible to all employees.

See the poster