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New Jersey Municipal Earned Sick Days Law Resources

When workers get sick, they need time to get well. It's common sense. But in New Jersey, some 1.2 million workers- that is more than 1 in 3 of us, do not earn paid sick days. Many of these workers are in low-wage service jobs. They care for our children and the elderly. They prepare and serve food in our restaurants. They can't afford to stay home, even if they are sick. With this in mind, THIRTEEN New Jersey cities have enacted an earned sick day policy that will provide a basic number of sick days that workers can take to recover from their own illness or to care for a sick family member. 

Everyone benefits when workers are able to balance job obligations and family needs. Giving workers earned sick days to take care of themselves and sick family members not only improves outcomes for families and children, but also increases worker morale, productivity and retention. It’s a win-win for all!

Check out these cities that are making the change!


Bloomfield Earned Sick Day FAQ

East Orange Earned Sick Day FAQ

Elizabeth Earned Sick Day FAQ

Irvington Earned Sick Day FAQ

Jersey City Earned Sick Day FAQ

Montclair Earned Sick Day FAQ

Morristown Earned Sick Day FAQ 

Newark Earned Sick Day FAQ

New Brunswick Earned Sick Day FAQ

New York City Earned Sick Day FAQ

Passaic Earned Sick Day FAQ

Paterson Earned Sick Day FAQ

Plainfield Earned Sick Day FAQ

Trenton Earned Sick Day FAQ


Other Resources:

Earned Sick Days Law Summary (of 12 cities) FAQ 

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