N.J. Stat. § 10:5-12.8

Current through L. 2022, c. 20.
Section 10:5-12.8 - Certain provisions in employment contract, settlement agreement deemed against public policy and unenforceable
a. A provision in any employment contract or settlement agreement which has the purpose or effect of concealing the details relating to a claim of discrimination, retaliation, or harassment (hereinafter referred to as a "non-disclosure provision") shall be deemed against public policy and unenforceable against a current or former employee (hereinafter referred to as an "employee") who is a party to the contract or settlement. If the employee publicly reveals sufficient details of the claim so that the employer is reasonably identifiable, then the non-disclosure provision shall also be unenforceable against the employer.
b. Every settlement agreement resolving a discrimination, retaliation, or harassment claim by an employee against an employer shall include a bold, prominently placed notice that although the parties may have agreed to keep the settlement and underlying facts confidential, such a provision in an agreement is unenforceable against the employer if the employee publicly reveals sufficient details of the claim so that the employer is reasonably identifiable.
c. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, this section shall not be construed to prohibit an employer from requiring an employee to sign an agreement:
(1) in which the employee agrees not to enter into competition with the employer during or after employment; or
(2) in which the employee agrees not to disclose proprietary information, which includes only non-public trade secrets, business plan and customer information.

N.J.S. § 10:5-12.8

Added by L. 2019, c. 39,s. 2, eff. 3/18/2019.