On October 29, 2018, New Jersey’s Paid Sick Leave Act will go into effect requiring New Jersey employers of all sizes to provide up to 40 hours of paid sick leave per year to covered employees.
The state’s Department of Labor (DOL) has also released the NJ Paid Sick Leave Notice, which must be displayed in all workplaces and distributed to employees by November 29, 2018.
JD Supra points out that “if you have an internet site or intranet site for the exclusive use by your employees and to which all employees have access, you can satisfy the ‘conspicuous-posting’ requirement of the Act by posting the notice at such sites”.
Additionally, the notice must be distributed “in any language that is the first language of a majority of your workforce”. The DOL does plan to publish the notice in 10 additional languages.
The DOL has also published a set of proposed regulations regarding the implementation and requirements of the Act. JD Supra explains:
New Jersey employers have been eagerly anticipating these regulations in the hopes that they would resolve some of the ambiguities in the law. While the proposed regulations further clarify certain provisions, some questions remain unanswered.
The proposed regulations include clarification on the definition of “benefit year”, PTO policies, and the waiting period for use of paid sick leave.
For more information on the new legislation and additional proposed regulations, please click here.
The information included in this blog post originally appeared in an article in JD Supra on October 15, 2018, written by Alvaro Hasani of Fisher & Phillips LLP.