New Jersey Residency Law
Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 52:14-7 (P.L. 2011, Chapter 70), also known as the “New Jersey First Act”, effective September 1, 2011, all newly hired public employees, including public school district employees must reside in the State of New Jersey, unless exempted under the law. If you do not reside in New Jersey, you have one year after the date of hire to relocate your residence to New Jersey. If you do not do so, you are subject to removal from your position.