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Protect Your Rights New Jersey Government Agencies

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Please select a topic below to jump directly to the corresponding agency:

1. Discrimination/Harassment

2. Safety & Health

3. Temporary Disability

4. Unemployment Insurance

5. Wage and Hour/Labor Standards Violations

6. Workers' Compensation

1. Discrimination/Harassment

For more information about filing a discrimination or harassment claim in New Jersey, see our page on filing a discrimination complaint: New Jersey

Discrimination/Harassment - State Agency

New Jersey Division on Civil Rights (DCR)

South Shore Regional Office
1325 Boardwalk, 1st floor
Tennessee Avenue and Boardwalk
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Phone: (609) 441-3100
Fax: (609) 441-3578
TTY:609-441-7648
Southern Regional Office
5 Executive Campus, Suite 107
Cherry Hil, NJ 08002
Phone: 856-486-4080
Fax:856-486-2255
TTY:973-648-4678
Northern Regional Office
P.O. Box 46001
Newark, NJ 07102
Phone: 973-648-2700
Fax: 973-648-4405
TTY:973-648-4678
Central Regional Office
P.O. Box 090
Trenton, NJ 08625-0090
Phone: 609-292-4605
Fax: 609-984-3812
TTY:609-292-1785

E-Mail: http://www.state.nj.us/lps/dcr/email.html
Web Address: http://www.state.nj.us/lps/dcr/index.html

Agency Description/Mission: The Division on Civil Rights (Division) is charged with enforcing the Law Against Discrimination (LAD) within the State of New Jersey. Accordingly, the mission of the Division is the eradication of illegal discrimination based on race, religion, color, national origin, handicap, age, nationality, ancestry, marital status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, and sex, in areas such as employment, public accommodations, and housing. The Division serves as a fair and impartial forum for addressing claims that the LAD has been violated.

Discrimination/Harassment - Local Offices of Federal Agency (EEOC)

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
Newark Area Office

Two Gateway Center
Suite 1703
283-299 Market Street
Newark, NJ 07102
Phone: 1-800-669-4000
Fax:973-645-4524
TTY: 1-800-669-6820

For more information about this agency, see the EEOC section of our page on federal agencies.

2. Safety & Health (workplace health & safety complaints and information)

Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)
Avenel Area Office

1030 St. Georges Avenue
Plaza 35, Suite 205
Avenel, New Jersey 07001
Phone: (732) 750-3270
Fax: (732) 750-4737

Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)
Hasbrouck Heights Area Office

500 Route 17 South
2nd Floor
Hasbrouck Heights, NJ 07604
Phone: (201) 288-1700
Fax: (201) 288-7315

Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)
Marlton Area Office

Marlton Executive Park, Building 2
701 Route 73 South, Suite 120
Marlton, NJ 08053
Phone: (856) 757-5181
Fax: (856) 757-5087

Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)
Parsippany Area Office

299 Cherry Hill Road, Suite 103
Parsippany, NJ 07054
Phone: (973) 263-1003
Fax: (973) 299-7161

For more information about this agency, see the OSHA section of our page on federal agencies.

3. Temporary Disability

Division of Temporary Disability Insurance
P.O. Box 387
Trenton, NJ 08625-0387
Phone: (609) 292-7060
Web Address: http://lwd.dol.state.nj.us/labor/tdi/tdiindex.html

Agency Description/Mission: Under the New Jersey Temporary Disability Benefits Law, cash benefits are payable when you cannot work because of sickness or injury NOT caused by your job. New Jersey is one of only five states which provides compulsory temporary disability insurance for workers.

Frequently Asked Questions
How to Apply for Benefits

4. Unemployment Insurance

New Jersey Department of Labor
Division of Unemployment Insurance

P.O. Box 058
Trenton, NJ 08625-0058
Phone: (609) 292-7162
Fax: (609) 633-2884
E-Mail: UI.Information@dol.state.nj.us
Web Address: http://www.nj.gov/labor/ui/uiindex.html

Agency Description/Mission: The Division's goal is to provide superior customer service while carrying out the critical missions of unemployment insurance: providing temporary partial wage replacement to support workers who lose their job through no fault of their own, enabling employers to maintain attachment to a trained workforce, and stabilizing the economy during cyclical downturns.

Frequently Asked Questions
Apply for Benefits Online
What is Needed to Qualify?

5. Wage and Hour/Labor Standards Violations

Wage and Hour/Labor Standards - State Agency

New Jersey Department of Labor
Division of Wage and Hour Compliance

P.O. Box 389
Trenton, NJ 08625-0389
Phone: (609) 292-2337
E-Mail: wagehour@dol.state.nj.us
Web Address: http://www.nj.gov/labor/lsse/lsindex.html

For Overnight Mail
New Jersey Department of Labor & Workforce Development
Division of Wage and Hour Compliance
1 John Fitch Plaza, 3rd Floor
Trenton, NJ 08611

Wage & Hour – General Information:
Telephone: (609) 292-2305
Telephone: (609) 292-2337
Fax: (609) 695-1174

Wage Collection
Division of Wage and Hour Compliance
Wage Collection Section
1 John Fitch Plaza – 1st Floor
P.O. Box 389
Trenton, NJ 08625-0389
Telephone: (609) 292-3658
Fax: (609) 984-3005

Agency Description/Mission: The New Jersey Department of Labor, Division of Wage and Hour Compliance, enforces labor laws dealing with conditions of employment and methods and manner of the payment of wages such as the Wage and Hour Law, the Wage Payment Law, the Apparel Industry Registration Act, the Prevailing Wage Act, the Child Labor Law, etc. Through the inspection of employer time and payroll records, the Division of Wage and Hour Compliance ensures compliance with the laws and regulations it administers.

Wage and Hour Compliance FAQs
Wage and Hour Forms

Wage and Hour/Labor Standards - Local Offices of Federal Agency (DOL)

U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)
ESA Wage & Hour Division
Northern New Jersey District Office

200 Sheffield Street, Room 102
Mountainside, NJ 07092
Phone: (973) 645-2279
Fax: (973) 645-2573

U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)
ESA Wage & Hour Division
Southern New Jersey District Office

3131 Princeton Pike, Building 5, Room 216
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
Phone: (609) 989-2247
Fax: (609) 989-0457

For more information about this agency, see the U.S. Department of Labor section of our page on federal agencies.

6. Workers' Compensation (for job-related injuries or illness)

New Jersey Department of Labor
Division of Workers' Compensation

John Fitch Plaza
P. O. Box 381
Trenton, NJ 08625-0381
Phone: (609) 292-2515
Fax: (609) 984-2515
E-Mail: dwc@dol.state.nj.us
Web Address: http://lwd.dol.state.nj.us/labor/wc/wc_index.html

Agency Information/Mission: A partnership among government, industry and labor, the NJ Division of Workers' Compensation seeks to establish an equitable balance between the needs of injured workers and the needs of employers. With a commitment to the highest standards of professionalism, our mission is to ensure that proper benefits are paid to workers who are injured on the job in addition to enforcing the law requiring employers to obtain insurance coverage for their employees.

Worker Frequently Asked Questions
How to File a Claim