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Know Your Rights: Employee Protections

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  • Can my employer fire me if I miss work due to COVID-19? Do I have any civil rights protections against discrimination or harassment?

    Last Updated: 10/19/2021
    On March 20, 2020, Governor Murphy signed a law that prohibited an employer from firing or otherwise punishing an employee who requested time off or took time off from work based on a medical profe...
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  • Is there somewhere I can report violations of Executive Orders?

    Last Updated: 07/02/2021
    Compliance with Executive Orders is not voluntary. You can report a possible violation of all COVID-related Executive Orders using this online form: https://covid19.nj.gov/violation. If you believe...
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  • What types of benefits or assistance are available to me during the coronavirus outbreak?

    Last Updated: 11/16/2021
    Health Insurance: If you do not have health insurance, or lose coverage, you may be eligible for free or low-cost coverage through NJ FamilyCare, New Jersey's publicly funded health insurance progr...
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  • Are offices open? What safety precautions must they take? How do I safely return to work?

    Last Updated: 06/04/2021
    Office spaces, as with all workplaces that do not have walk-in customers or products for sale, were never closed. At indoor worksites closed to the public, employers may allow employees who can ver...
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  • What happens if I test positive? How long do I need to stay home?

    Last Updated: 06/17/2021
    Click here for an interactive calculator to get guidance on what date your self-isolation or quarantine ends if you or someone you have come in contact with has tested positive for COVID-19. If you...
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  • Am I eligible for any unemployment benefits if my work has been negatively impacted by COVID-19?

    Last Updated: 09/29/2021
    Note: If your job was impacted by Hurricane Ida or if you live in an affected disaster area, you may be eligible for unemployment benefits. Learn more here. If you've lost your job and are seeking ...
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  • Am I eligible for sick leave, family leave, or temporary disability insurance if I or a family member have been impacted by the outbreak?

    Last Updated: 09/29/2021
    Note: If your job was impacted by Hurricane Ida or if you live in an affected disaster area, you may be eligible for unemployment benefits. Learn more here. New Jersey has among the most comprehens...
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