If Pain, Yes Gain: Jersey City's New Paid Sick Time Law

Law360, New York (October 8, 2013, 1:25 PM EDT) -- On Sept. 25, 2013, the Jersey City council passed the Paid Sick Time Ordinance, which requires all private sector employers with employees working in Jersey City, N.J., to provide up to five days of sick leave per year. For those employers with 10 or more Jersey City employees, that sick leave must be paid.

Notably, employers with a paid leave policy, such as paid time off (PTO), equal to or more generous than the ordinance’s requirements need not offer additional leave to employees, provided that time...
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