New Jersey Governor Issues Updated Telework Guidance for Businesses

An executive order on telework arrangements takes effect June 4.

6/3/2021 8:00 AM

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New Jersey Governor Issues Updated Telework Guidance for Businesses

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has issued Executive Order No. 243, which rescinds the requirement in Executive Order No. 107 that businesses and nonprofits accommodate telework arrangements for their workforce to the maximum extent practicable and reduce their on-site staff to the minimal number necessary for their operations, according to a news release. Employers bringing employees back to the physical worksite must continue to follow all applicable portions of Executive Order No. 192, including notifying employees of on-site exposure and performing health screenings of employees entering the worksite.

The new order further permits employers in indoor worksites that are closed to the public to allow employees who can verify that they are vaccinated the ability to forego wearing a mask and social distancing. Employers retain the ability to issue more restrictive policies on masking and social distancing. Employers shall not restrict individuals from wearing masks and shall not penalize or retaliate against individuals who choose to wear a mask, according to the news release.

“With all metrics continuing to trend in the right direction, I am happy to be able to take this additional step in the return to normalcy,” Murphy said in the news release. “This pandemic has been extremely disruptive for employers and employees alike and this new guidance will benefit both.”

Executive Order No. 243 takes effect on Friday, June 4.


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New Jersey Governor Issues Updated Telework Guidance for Businesses

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has issued Executive Order No. 243, which rescinds the requirement in Executive Order No. 107 that businesses and nonprofits accommodate telework arrangements for their workforce to the maximum extent practicable and reduce their on-site staff to the minimal number necessary for their operations, according to a news release. Employers bringing employees back to the physical worksite must continue to follow all applicable portions of Executive Order No. 192, including notifying employees of on-site exposure and performing health screenings of employees entering the worksite.

The new order further permits employers in indoor worksites that are closed to the public to allow employees who can verify that they are vaccinated the ability to forego wearing a mask and social distancing. Employers retain the ability to issue more restrictive policies on masking and social distancing. Employers shall not restrict individuals from wearing masks and shall not penalize or retaliate against individuals who choose to wear a mask, according to the news release.

“With all metrics continuing to trend in the right direction, I am happy to be able to take this additional step in the return to normalcy,” Murphy said in the news release. “This pandemic has been extremely disruptive for employers and employees alike and this new guidance will benefit both.”

Executive Order No. 243 takes effect on Friday, June 4.


Follow ACA International on Twitter @ACAIntl and @acacollector, Facebook and request to join our LinkedIn group for news and event updates. ACA International members are welcome to submit news items for possible publication to comm@acainternational.org. Visit our publications page for news submission guidelines and subscriptions to ACA Daily, Collector magazine and Pulse.

Advertising is available for companies wishing to promote their products or services. Be sure to visit the ACA Events Calendar on the Education and Training page to view our listing of upcoming CORE Curriculum and Hot Topic seminars featuring critical educational opportunities for your company.


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