Updated on August 26th, 2022
New Jersey corporate bylaws are regulations established by the board of directors or incorporators of a corporation to govern company structure, internal operations, and the roles and rights of directors, officers, and shareholders. Bylaws must be adopted on or after the date of the entity’s formation, with at least five (5) days notice of the initial meeting’s time and place provided to each director named therein. If authorized in the certificate of incorporation and the initial bylaws, the document can be amended or repealed at any time by a majority vote from the board of directors or the shareholders.
Unlike the certificate of incorporation, corporate bylaws do not need to be submitted to the Secretary of State and can be kept in the company’s filings.