On October 29, the state of New Jersey will usher in a new mandate requiring most employers across the state to provide paid sick days to employees. Gov. Phil Murphy signed the act into law on May 2, making New Jersey the tenth state to implement mandatory paid sick leave. With the law taking effect in just a few days, here’s what you need to know to be prepared.
What to Know
The New Jersey law allows workers to earn one hour of leave for every 30 hours worked. These accruals are capped at 40 hours per year. Officials in Trenton say this is the broadest and strongest sick leave requirement in the country, covering almost every individual employed in the Garden State with very few exceptions. The law applies to both part-time and full-time employees. For more a more detailed breakdown of the law’s provisions, you can refer to the state’s wage and hour laws and regulations website.
Rachel Bolsu is a Content Marketing Specialist at Namely, the HR, payroll, and benefits platform built for today's employees. Connect with Rachel and the Namely team on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
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