New Jersey lawmakers in 2018 passed a law that would see employees in the state get one hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked, which could add up to 40 hours in a benefit year. The law covers everyone, including seasonal and part-time employees.
The act however excludes public employees who are already enjoying sick leave benefits; union construction workers; and per diem nurses. Get in touch with an employment attorney Newark NJ to help you understand if you are covered by this act.
How the leave can be used
Employees are allowed to utilize their accrued paid sick leave after working for at least 120 days from the day they are hired for these reasons:
- To undergo diagnosis and/or treatment of a physical or mental illness
- To receive preventive care
- ● To provide care or aid to a family member who is undergoing diagnosis or receiving