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New Jersey Sick Leave: What you need to know

There is no New Jersey state law requiring private sector employers to provide employees with paid or unpaid sick leave, although a number of cities and towns within the state have passed local ordinances requiring that employers provide employees with paid sick leave.
It is important to remember that if employers promise to provide sick leave, they may have a legal obligation to grant it. Some courts have ruled, for example, that policies published in employee handbooks may constitute implied contracts that are binding and enforceable. Thus, employers should regularly review policy statements made in handbooks or other written materials to ensure that they accurately reflect current policies. If not, they should be changed, and employees should be notified of the changes.
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New Jersey law requires that public sector employees receive 15 days' paid sick leave each year (in the first year, one working day per month for each month of service). Public employees can accumulate sick leave from year to year, with no limitations (NJ Rev. Stat. Sec. 11:A6-5).
Sick leave may be used by state employees who are unable to work because of personal illness or injury, exposure to contagious disease, or care, for a reasonable period of time, of a seriously ill member of the employee's immediate family; or death in the employee's immediate family (NJ Rev. Stat. Sec. 4A:6-1.3).
An employee with a disability may use sick leave for absences related to the acquisition or use of an aid for the disability if the aid is necessary to function on the job. In such cases, the employee's appointing authority may require reasonable proof.
Employers that offer sick leave, whether paid or unpaid, should ...

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