Businesses Warn Jersey City Against Sick Leave Mandate

Law360, New York (September 23, 2013, 9:57 PM EDT) -- A proposed ordinance that would mandate sick leave for workers in Jersey City, N.J., would hurt businesses and workers, especially as businesses adapt to health care reforms, according to a sharply worded letter from an industry group to the city’s mayor.

The New Jersey Business and Industry Association, which represents the interests of 21,000 member companies across the state, urged Jersey City’s Mayor Steven M. Fulop to reconsider his recently proposed ordinance requiring any business with more than 10 employees to offer as many as five...
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