Newark and Jersey City Pass Paid Sick Leave for Local Workers


Only four days after Jersey City’s Earned Sick Time ordinance went into effect, Newark has become one of only seven municipalities in the United States with mandatory paid sick-leave ordinances.

Newark’s ordinance allows full-time and part-time employees to earn up to one hour of paid sick time for every 30 hours worked with a 40-hour per year cap for businesses with 10 or more employees. Businesses with nine or fewer employees are required to offer workers at least 24 hours of sick pay per year.

Whereas Jersey City’s ordinance is in effect as of January 24, 2014, Newark’s ordinance will not take effect until May 29, 2014.

Affected employers in both cities are required to give employees with the ordinance and to display the ordinance in conspicuous areas in the workplace. The poster will be released by the Newark Department of Child and Family Well-Being.

GovDocs Update Program customers with Newark locations will automatically receive the new posting once it is released. UPDATE JUNE 9: NEWARK POSTING RELEASED.

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