New Jersey’s Earned Sick Leave Law, which went into effect on Oct. 29, 2018, requires that employers of all sizes must provide full-time, part-time, and temporary employees with up to 40 hours of earned sick leave per year so they can care for themselves or a family member.

Most New Jersey employees now have the right to earned sick leave so they can:

  • care for their own, or a family member’s, physical or mental health or injury
  • address domestic or sexual violence against themselves or a family member
  • attend a child’s school-related meeting, conference, or event
  • take care of their children when school or child care is closed due to an epidemic or public health emergency

Webinar On Tuesday, Feb. 26 at noon, NJSBA will host a webinar with staff from the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development to share information, provide resources, and answer your questions on the paid sick leave law. The event is free, but participants must register online.

For more details or to read the law and proposed rules, go to