Though the actual poster may not be available when the law mandates its display this Nov. 21, New Jersey has enacted an ordinance requiring that all businesses with 50 or more employees display a poster informing workers of their rights to gender pay equity and non-discrimination under both federal and state law.

The law, signed by Gov. Chris Christie on Nov. 21, also requires that employees be given a copy of their notification of rights within 30 days after the required form is issued by the Commissioner of Labor and Workforce Development, annually thereafter, upon request, and on the first day on the job for new hires.

The notification can be transmitted via email, on a dedicated Web site available for all employees, as a printed insert in paycheck envelopes or as a simple handout.

Due to the regulatory steps necessary to finalize the poster, observers don't expect it to be completed by Nov. 21.