Workplace Democracy Enhancement Act (WDEA) Reporting
With the Janus court decision of 2018, new hires at public employers are no longer automatically enrolled in the Labor Union that represents their bargaining unit, however,
The NJ Workplace Democracy Enhancement Act requires public employers to report new hires to the appropriate Labor Union that represents the bargaining unit within 10 days of hire.
Additionally, every 120 days, public employers must provide a full roster of all employees in the bargaining unit.
This same form may be used for both purposes.
The relevant excerpt from the WDEA…
(3) c. Within 10 calendar days from the date of hire of negotiations unit employees, public employers shall provide the following contact information to an exclusive representative employee organization in an Excel file format or other format agreed to by the exclusive representative employee organization: name, job title, worksite location, home address, work telephone numbers, and any home and personal cellular telephone numbers on file with the public employer, date of hire, and work email address and any personal email address on file with the public employer. Every 120 calendar days beginning on January 1 following the effective date of this act, public employers shall provide exclusive representative employee organizations, in an Excel file or similar format agreed to by the employee organization, the following information for all negotiations unit employees: name, job title, worksite location, home address, work, home and personal cellular telephone numbers, date of hire, and work email address and personal email address on file with the public employer.
If you hire new employees on a regular basis, we would recommend submitting this spreadsheet once per week.
If you don’t hire as frequently, then you may submit the spreadsheet on ad-hoc basis.
Please submit this completed spreadsheet by emailing it to firstname.lastname@example.org