Earned Paid Sick Time

New Labor will host workshops on Monday November 5th and Saturday November 10th to inform workers about their rights protected under the new Earned Paid Sick Time law that went into affect on October 29, 2018. Contact your local New Labor office for more details.

Earned Paid Sick Time Workshop
Hosted by New Labor and NJ Time to Care Coalition
Monday, November 5, 2018
55 Paterson Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Earned Paid Sick Time Workshop
Hosted by New Labor
Monday, November 10, 2018
211 Clifton Ave, Lakewood, NJ 08701

The majority of private sector New Jersey workers will have the right to earned paid sick time.

Things to know about the new bill:

1. Workers accumulate 1 hour of paid sick time for every 30 hours of work in New Jersey with the same employer.

2. Workers may earn up to 5 days (40 hours) in the span of 12 months.

3. Employers must grant earned paid sick time to any employee after 120 calendar days after the employee begins employment, unless the employer agrees to an earlier date.

4. Workers may use earned paid sick time to attend to their medical needs or a family member’s medical needs. “Family member” means a child, grandchild, sibling, spouse, domestic partner, civil union partner, parent, or grandparent of an employee, or a spouse, domestic partner, or civil union partner of a parent or grandparent of the employee, or a sibling of a spouse, domestic partner, or civil union partner of the employee, or any other individual related by blood to the employee or whose close association with the employee is the equivalent of a family relationship.

5. Paid sick time may also be used to attend to matters of domestic violence or sexual assault.

6. ALL workers are protected from retaliation or discrimination for using their earned paid sick time.

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