NJ Paid Sick Leave Know Your Rights Regarding A Leave of Absence

The NJ Paid Sick Leave Act applies to all New Jersey businesses despite their size or number of employees. The Act requires employers to provide one hour of sick leave for every 30 hours worked, with a maximum of 40 hours in a benefit year. The leave may be used:

  • To care for the employee’s own mental or physical illness, injury or other condition;
  • To care for a family member’s mental or physical illness , injury or other condition;
  • To obtain legal services, treatment and other counseling in connection with the employee or the employee’s family member being a victim of domestic violence;
  • To attend school-related conferences and events regarding your child’s education; or
  • To care for a child whose school has closed due to a public health emergency or to cover time when your workplace has been closed due to a public health emergency.

The NJ Paid Sick Leave Act contains an anti-retaliation provision that presumes you employer has retaliated against you if they take adverse action against you within 90 days of taking leave under the act or complaining about your employer’s violation of the act.

Contact Ms. Trabosh if your employer has refused to offer you paid sick leave or has retaliated against you for using your accrued sick leave.

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