The City of Irvington passed the Paid Sick Time ordinance, which has a posting requirement for employers – but the City isn’t releasing a poster. What’s an employer to do?[wc_divider style=”dotted” line=”single” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=””]
Irvington, New Jersey is one of nine cities in the Garden state to pass paid sick leave ordinances. Irvington’s ordinance (MC 3513) amends the Revised Code of the Township to all sick leave for private employees. The new Irvington Paid Sick Leave ordinance covers all businesses with employees who work more than 80 hours in a calendar year.
Although the ordinance contains a posting requirement (see below), the GovDocs Compliance Research Department has confirmed with the Township that they will not be providing a posting.
Irvington Paid Sick Leave Posting Requirements
Although the Irvington Paid Sick Time ordinance requires employers with business locations in Irvington to display a poster and provide each employee written notice of the ordinance at the time of employment, the Township is declining to produce a posting. Employers must still provide the notice to each employee and display a notice in a conspicuous location describing:
- Employee right to paid sick time.
- Accrual rate.
- Amount of paid sick time able to be accrued.
- Right to be free from retaliation for requesting/using of paid sick time.
- Right to file a complaint or bring an action in municipal court if paid sick time is denied by the employer or the employee is retaliated against for requesting or taking paid sick time.
The notice is required in English and in any other language that is the first language of at least 10 percent of the workforce.
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Irvington Accrual of Paid Sick Time
Employees in Irvington begin to accrue paid sick time on the first day of employment and are entitled to use accrued time beginning on their ninetieth calendar day of employment.
Employees accrue a minimum of one hour of paid sick time for every 30 hours worked.
Irvington Paid Sick Time Accrual Limits
- Employers with 10 or more workers: 40 hours per calendar year.
- Employers with nine or fewer workers: 24 hours per calendar year (except child care workers, home health care workers, and food service workers).
City Posting Requirements Trend in U.S.
More cities in the U.S. are using home rule statutes to pass ordinances for paid sick leave, minimum wage, smoking bans, and anti-discrimination postings. In fact, more than 40 U.S. cities require workplaces to display compliance posters.
For large companies with locations in multiple states, it’s hard to keep up with every posting requirement across Federal, State, and City government. Fortunately, GovDocs provides North America’s largest employers with ongoing labor law posting compliance as part of our Update Program. The GovDocs Update Program automatically provides subscribed locations with the latest Federal, State, and City postings. If you have 50 or more locations and need to increase your posting compliance, contact us for a consultation!