NJ's Earned Sick Leave Law Will Cost Employers If Violated

Law360 (November 2, 2018, 5:51 PM EDT) -- New Jersey employers stand to face expensive consequences if they violate the state's new earned sick leave law, which has lesser-known provisions that could render companies noncompliant, Garden State labor lawyers said when the measure went into effect in late October.

Under the broad strokes of the New Jersey Earned Sick Leave Act, signed by Gov. Phil Murphy in May and effective Oct. 29, employers must pay one hour of sick leave for every 30 hours worked, up to 40 hours per year. Employers that violate the law — by withholding pay, making record-keeping gaffes or retaliating against workers who use...

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