New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development

  • New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development

Mission Statement

Whether you are a business operator, worker, job seeker, student, or person seeking or receiving benefits, the staff of the Department is here to assist you.

We want to help you succeed and we want to help New Jersey’s economy thrive. We’re committed to providing quality service and helping New Jersey’s skilled and productive workforce enable employers statewide to compete successfully in the world marketplace.

Programs and services that benefit the integration and inclusion of immigrants

  • Wage Claims
    This division enforces labor laws that address conditions of employment and wages, including overtime, payroll deductions, benefits, hours of work, breaks, holiday pay, employment certificates for minors, etc.
  • Employer Accounts
    Employer Accounts provides information for employers regarding filing due dates, interest and penalties, penalty abatement, voluntary contributions, and more.
  • Unemployment Insurance
    Unemployment insurance gives financial support to people who lose their jobs through no fault of their own. Claiming benefits online is easy, fast and secure.
  • Task Force on Wages and State Benefits
    As part of its deliberations, the Task Force would like to hear from you! Here’s how to submit a written comment before the September 30th deadline.
  • Safety and Health
    The Division of Public Safety and Occupational Safety and Health enforces laws and regulations that provide for safe working conditions throughout New Jersey’s public and private sector.
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Services
    The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services (DVRS) works to match the strengths and capabilities of individuals with disabilities to meaningful employment, training, and support opportunities.
  • Legal Information
    Up to date information on the laws, rules, public notices, and Final Administrative Decisions of the Commissioner.
  • Labor Market Information
    Access reports, information and data tools related to New Jersey’s economy and key industry sectors