EAST ORANGE - Another New Jersey city is poised to become among those that will require employers to offer paid sick days.

Private employers at small and larger businesses operating in East Orange would be impacted.

If the plan is approved by city council, businesses with fewer than 10 employees would have to provide up to three paid sick days. Companies with more than 10 workers will have to offer five days.

Mayor Lester Taylor says it's a public health issue. "It provides healthy individuals, healthy families and by extension, healthy customers and clients," he says.

A city council vote is scheduled for Sept. 8, when business owners and members of the public will have the chance to speak.