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Paid Sick Leave in NJ

Elizabeth became the 10th municipality in NJ to require Paid sick leave

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Nov 16, 2015

Last week, voters in Elizabeth New Jersey voted to become the 10th municipality in NJ to require employers to provide paid sick leave. 

The new law allows private sector workers to accrue 1 hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours they work, with a 40 hour a year cap for businesses with 10 employees or more and a 24 hour cap for businesses with 9 or less employees. 

Labor unions are excited about the new law since it will cover workers at Newark airport, some of whom are organized and some whom unions are trying to organize.

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