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A 1827 - Requires Employers to Provide Paid Sick Leave - New Jersey Key Vote

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Requires Employers to Provide Paid Sick Leave

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (24-12) - (Key vote)
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Title: Requires Employers to Provide Paid Sick Leave

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires employers to provide paid sick leave to their workers.

Highlights:
  • Requires employers to provide 1 hour of earned sick leave to each employee working for the employer in the state for every 30 hours the employee works (Sec. 2).
  • Authorizes all earned sick leave to all employees  that remain with a company that was recently taken over by another company that was accrued during the previous company (Sec. 2).

  • Authorizes an employee to use earned sick leave accrued for any of the following reasons (Sec. 3):

    • Time need for diagnosis, care, or treatment of, or recovery from mental or physical illness, injury or other adverse health condition, or preventive medical care for the employee;

    • Time needed for the employee to aid or care for a family member during diagnosis, care, or treatment of, or recovery from, the family member’s mental or physical illness, injury or other adverse health condition, or during preventive medical care for the family member;

    • Absence necessary due to circumstances resulting from the employee, or a family member of the employee, being a victim of domestic or sexual violence;

    • Time during which the employee is not able to work because of a closure of the employee’s workplace, or the school or place of care for their child of the employee, by order of a public official due to an epidemic or other public health emergency, or because of the issuance by a public health authority of a determination that the presence in the community of the employee, or a family member in need of care.

    • Time needed by the employee to attend a school-related conference, meeting, function, or other event requested or required by a school administrator, teacher, or other school staff.

  • Authorizes employees to use previously earned sick leave immediately (Sec. 2).

  • Requires an employee to receive all earned paid sick leave accrued in the event that the employee moves divisions, entity, or locations within the same company (Sec. 2).

  • Specifies the employee is not required to permit the employee to accrue or use any benefit year, or carry forward from one benefit year to the next, more than 40 hours of earned sick leave (Sec. 2).

  • Specifies an employer will be in compliance with Section 2 if the employer officers fully paid time off (Sec. 2).

  • Requires an employer to pay the employee for earned sick leave at the same rate with the same benefits as the employee normally earns, except that the pay rates shall not be less than the minimum wage (Sec. 2).

  • Authorizes employees to volunteer to work additional hours or shifts during the same or following period with the consent of the employee and employer (Sec. 2).

  • Authorizes an employer to choose the increments in which its employees may use earned sick leave, provided that the largest increment of earned sick leave that an employee may use for each shift (Sec. 2).

  • Authorizes an employer to request advance notice of no more than 7 days in the event that an employee knows that the employee will need to use earned sick leave.

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (50-24) - (Key vote)
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Title: Requires Employers to Provide Paid Sick Leave

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires employers to provide paid sick leave to their workers.

Highlights:
  • Requires employers to provide 1 hour of earned sick leave to each employee working for the employer in the state for every 30 hours the employee works (Sec. 2).
  • Authorizes all earned sick leave to all employees  that remain with a company that was recently taken over by another company that was accrued during the previous company (Sec. 2).

  • Authorizes an employee to use earned sick leave accrued for any of the following reasons (Sec. 3):

    • Time need for diagnosis, care, or treatment of, or recovery from mental or physical illness, injury or other adverse health condition, or preventive medical care for the employee;

    • Time needed for the employee to aid or care for a family member during diagnosis, care, or treatment of, or recovery from, the family member’s mental or physical illness, injury or other adverse health condition, or during preventive medical care for the family member;

    • Absence necessary due to circumstances resulting from the employee, or a family member of the employee, being a victim of domestic or sexual violence;

    • Time during which the employee is not able to work because of a closure of the employee’s workplace, or the school or place of care for their child of the employee, by order of a public official due to an epidemic or other public health emergency, or because of the issuance by a public health authority of a determination that the presence in the community of the employee, or a family member in need of care.

    • Time needed by the employee to attend a school-related conference, meeting, function, or other event requested or required by a school administrator, teacher, or other school staff.

  • Authorizes employees to use previously earned sick leave immediately (Sec. 2).

  • Requires an employee to receive all earned paid sick leave accrued in the event that the employee moves divisions, entity, or locations within the same company (Sec. 2).

  • Specifies the employee is not required to permit the employee to accrue or use any benefit year, or carry forward from one benefit year to the next, more than 40 hours of earned sick leave (Sec. 2).

  • Specifies an employer will be in compliance with Section 2 if the employer officers fully paid time off (Sec. 2).

  • Requires an employer to pay the employee for earned sick leave at the same rate with the same benefits as the employee normally earns, except that the pay rates shall not be less than the minimum wage (Sec. 2).

  • Authorizes employees to volunteer to work additional hours or shifts during the same or following period with the consent of the employee and employer (Sec. 2).

  • Authorizes an employer to choose the increments in which its employees may use earned sick leave, provided that the largest increment of earned sick leave that an employee may use for each shift (Sec. 2).

  • Authorizes an employer to request advance notice of no more than 7 days in the event that an employee knows that the employee will need to use earned sick leave.

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Requires Employers to Provide Paid Sick Leave

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