Assembly, No. 1827: Concerns Earned Sick Leave

New Jersey

“Each employer shall provide earned sick leave to each employee working for the employer in the State. For every 30 hours worked, the employee shall accrue one hour of earned sick leave. The employer shall not be required to permit the employee to accrue at any one time, or carry forward from one benefit year to the next, more than 40 hours of earned sick leave if the employer is a small employer, or more than 72 hours of earned sick leave if the employer is not a small employer. Unless the employee has accrued earned sick leave prior to the effective date of this act, the earned sick leave shall begin to accrue on the effective date of this act for any employee hired before the effective date of this act and the employee shall be eligible to use the earned sick leave beginning on the 90th day after the hiring of the employee, and if hired after the effective date of this act, the earned sick leave shall begin to accrue upon the date of hire and the employee shall be eligible to use the earned sick leave beginning on the 90th day after the hiring of the employee, unless the employer agrees to an earlier date. The employee may use earned sick leave as it is accrued.”

 

State Policies & Initiatives: 
Legislation
Systems: 
  • Other
Topics: 
  • 14(c)/Income Security
Other: 
  • State of New Jersey
Date Enacted: 
03/06/2018
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