New Jersey’s sick leave law will go into effect on October 29, 2018. Employers should implement a compliant policy by that time.
Basics of the Law
All New Jersey employers, regardless of size, must provide employees with paid sick leave.
Employees must accrue at least one hour of sick leave for every 30 hours worked.
Employers may cap an employee’s accrual and use at 40 hours per benefit year.
Sick leave may be used for an employee, their family member, in the case of sexual or domestic violence, to attend school-related events, or during business closures due to a public health emergency.
Employers must post this notice, as well as provide it to each employee individually, by November 2, 2018. Employees hired after that date should receive the notice upon hire.