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Attention New Jersey Employers

An Increasing Number of New Jersey Municipalities are Passing Paid Sick Leave Legislation

Joining the cities of Newark and Jersey City, which previously enacted sick leave legislation, Passaic, East Orange, Paterson, and Irvington have now passed paid sick leave ordinances. Most recently, Trenton and Montclair voters approved similar ordinances in last month's election. Clearly a trend, there is now a statewide push to provide paid sick leave as the New Jersey Legislature is considering similar legislation.

For now, however, employers in the cities listed below are required to provide paid sick leave to their employees based on the following effective dates:

  • Jersey City:  January 24, 2014 
  • Newark:  June 21, 2014 
  • Passaic:  December 31, 2014
  • East Orange:  January 6, 2015
  • Paterson:  January 7, 2015
  • Irvington:  January 8, 2015
  • Trenton:  March 4, 2015
  • Montclair:  Effective date to be determined
Because each municipality's ordinance varies in its requirements, employers should be aware of, and understand, the specifics of the paid sick time laws in their applicable jurisdictions.  Nukk-Freeman & Cerra, PC will issue follow-up e-alerts on this topic as new information materializes regarding a statewide mandate for paid sick leave.


What Should Employers Do?  

 We recommend that New Jersey employers that operate in the    

jurisdictions listed above review their sick time and sick leave policies

to ensure compliance with applicable laws. 



Please contact Katherin Nukk-Freeman or the 

NFC attorney with whom you normally work if you need assistance. 

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