NJ Assembly OKs Sick Leave Bill Amid Small Biz Concerns

Law360 (March 26, 2018, 8:15 PM EDT) -- The New Jersey Assembly on Monday passed legislation that would require employers to provide earned sick leave to their workers in the state, a proposed measure lauded by supporters as helping workers and blasted by critics as hurting small businesses.

In a 50-24-1 vote, the Assembly approved Democrat-backed Assembly Bill A-1827, which Assemblywoman Pamela Lampitt, D-Camden, said would create a “statewide policy for earned sick leave for the working men and women in New Jersey.”

“Access to paid sick leave is an essential benefit that the working people of our state desperately need and deserve, but one that so many New...

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