October 29, 2018
Paid sick leave has arrived in New Jersey. On May 2, 2018, New Jersey Governor Phil
Murphy signed into law the New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Act, which took effect October 29,
2018. The Act, which applies to nearly all New Jersey employers and employees, guarantees
that almost every person employed in New Jersey will earn paid sick leave. Given its breadth
of coverage, recordkeeping and notice requirements, and the potential penalties for breach
and noncompliance, employers must prepare for this new legislation.
Joshua L. Weiner