New law protects N.J. workers from age discrimination

Gov. Phil Murphy on Oct. 5 signed A681, which provides protections to New Jersey workers who are age 70 and older.

“The legislation closes a loophole that allows governmental employers require an employee to retire when he or she reaches a certain age,” Murphy said during the virtual signing. “The legislation I’m signing would eliminate a law allowing higher education institutions to require tenured employees to retire when they turn 70.”

“Aging well is everyone’s goal,” said Cathy Rowe, executive director for the New Jersey Advocates for Aging Well. “The ability to work as long as we want and are able to is an important part of New Jersey becoming an age-friendly state.”