Currently, identical paid sick leave bills are pending in the New Jersey Senate and Assembly Labor Committees. Recently, the Assembly Labor Committee held a hearing on its bill A2354. The bill covers all employers that have employees within New Jersey, but bases the amount of time required to be provided on the number of employees. A “small employer,” which is defined as an employer with an average of less than 10 employees during the past calendar year (or the current one if the employer had no employees the prior year), would be required to provide employees up to 40 hours of sick leave, while larger employers would have to provide up to 72 hours. When calculating the number of employees, employers would have to include full-time, part-time, and temporary employees (including those placed through a “temporary help services firm”) in their calculations.
Posts from October 2014.