Trenton Sick Leave Challenge Will Be Tough Sell In Court

Law360, Jersey City (April 15, 2015, 9:13 PM EDT) -- Business groups on Thursday will have a tough time persuading a judge to sideline Trenton, New Jersey's paid sick leave ordinance, but their best shot could be arguments that the law oversteps Trenton's police powers by tackling a statewide concern and regulating employers in other municipalities, attorneys say.

The afternoon hearing before Mercer County Superior Court Judge Mary C. Jacobson comes as nine towns in the Garden State have passed ordinances requiring employers to provide paid sick time to workers — Trenton residents in November approved the measure in a 5,989-1,003 vote — and represents a showdown between business interests opposed...

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