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Employee Training Requirements and Resources for New Jersey Businesses

Employee Training New Jersey

The state of New Jersey, like most every other geographic location, has seen a tremendous shift over the past couple of years regarding the development and deployment of employee training programs.

Some of these changes include:

Emphasis on Digital Skills

With the rapid advancement of technology, there is a growing need for employees to be equipped with digital skills to stay competitive. Many companies are investing in training their employees in digital tools, software, and platforms.

Personalized Learning

Many businesses are moving away from a one-size-fits-all approach to employee training and are instead offering personalized learning options. This includes customized training plans and online courses tailored to the individual needs of each employee.

Increased Focus on Soft Skills

In addition to technical skills, employers are placing a greater emphasis on soft skills like communication, teamwork, and problem-solving. This is because these skills are critical to success in a collaborative and fast-paced work environment.

Mobile Learning

With the rise of mobile devices, many companies are offering training modules that can be accessed on smartphones and tablets. This allows employees to learn on-the-go and at their own pace.


To make training more engaging and effective, many businesses are incorporating gamification elements into their training programs. This includes using game-like interfaces and rewards to motivate employees to learn and progress.

Employee Training Requirements for New Jersey Businesses

New Jersey has several requirements for employee training that businesses must comply with. Here are some of the key training requirements that New Jersey businesses should be aware of:

Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

Under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (LAD), all employers with 1 or more employees must provide annual sexual harassment prevention training to all employees. The training should cover topics such as what constitutes sexual harassment, how to report it, and the consequences of engaging in harassment.

Workplace Safety Training

New Jersey law requires employers to provide workplace safety training to their employees to ensure they are aware of potential hazards and know how to handle them. The training should cover topics such as fire safety, emergency response, and proper use of equipment.

HIPAA Training

If your business is in the healthcare industry and deals with protected health information, you must provide HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) training to all employees who handle this information. HIPAA training should cover topics such as patient privacy, security, and breach notification.

Anti-discrimination Training

Under the New Jersey LAD, employers with 50 or more employees must provide anti-discrimination training to their managers and supervisors. The training should cover topics such as how to prevent discrimination, how to handle complaints, and the consequences of engaging in discriminatory behavior.

OSHA Training

Employers in industries with high risk for workplace accidents or injuries must provide OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) training to their employees. This training should cover topics such as hazard communication, fall protection, and respiratory protection.

It's important for businesses to keep track of their compliance with these requirements and ensure that their employees are receiving the necessary training. Failing to comply with training requirements can result in legal consequences and potential fines.

Employee Training Resources for New Jersey Businesses

There are many resources available for New Jersey businesses to help them provide effective employee training. Here are some options:

  • New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development: The NJDOL offers a variety of training resources, including workshops, seminars, and webinars on topics such as workplace safety, labor laws, and human resources management. They also have a database of training providers that can help businesses find training programs that meet their needs.

  • New Jersey Small Business Development Centers: The NJSBDC offers training programs and workshops on a range of topics, including marketing, finance, and management. They also provide one-on-one counseling to help businesses develop customized training plans.

  • Rutgers University Continuing Studies: Rutgers offers a variety of professional development programs and courses, including online courses and certificate programs, that can help businesses improve their employees' skills and knowledge.

  • New Jersey Business & Industry Association: The NJBIA provides a range of training resources, including webinars, seminars, and conferences on topics such as human resources, workplace safety, and government regulations.

  • Private training providers: Many private training providers offer customized training programs to meet the specific needs of businesses. Some examples include Dale Carnegie Training and Fred Pryor Seminars.

About LMS Portals

At LMS Portals, we provide our clients and partners with a SaaS-based, multi-tenant learning management system that allows you to launch a dedicated training environment (a portal) for each of your unique audiences.

The system includes built-in, SCORM-compliant course authoring software that enables most anyone to build engaging courses quickly and easily.

We also offer a complete library of ready-made courses, covering most every aspect of corporate training and employee development.

If you choose to, you can create Learning Paths to deliver courses in a logical progression and add structure to your training program. The system also supports Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT) and provides tools for social learning.

Together, these features make the LMS Portals platform the ideal platform for our New Jersey-based Clients and partners.

Contact us today to get started or visit our Partner Program pages

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