Jersey City passes paid sick time law for small businesses

The Jersey City City Council has passed a law that would require small businesses to offer paid sick days to employees.

Small businesses in Jersey City may soon have

Small businesses in Jersey City may soon have to offer paid sick days. (Credit: News 12 New Jersey)

JERSEY CITY - The Jersey City City Council has passed a law that would require small businesses to offer paid sick days to employees.

The ordinance affects businesses with fewer than 10 employees, and would require the business owner to offer three earned sick days per year.

The law also means businesses with 10 or more employees must offer 5 paid sick days per year. Also, workers in positions that impact public health, such as food service or child care, can earn five paid sick days regardless of the size of the business.

The law is expected to go into effect later this autumn

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Route 17 in Paramus reopens following tractor-trailer accident 1 Tractor-trailer accident causes problems on Route 17 in Paramus
A 36-year-old woman was beaten and raped in 2 Woman beaten, raped at gunpoint in Highland Park
Dash Cam video of Linden officer's DUI in 3 Dash Cam video of Linden officer's DUI in 2013
Fire at apartment complex leaves one man dead 4 Fire at apartment complex leaves one man dead
Two apartment buildings on West St. George Avenue 5 Residents allowed back home after suspicious device found in Linden

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

It's good to know you have Walt Kane Kane in Your Corner

It's good to know you have Walt Kane in your corner.

News 12 takes a look at the hottest Tech Check

Eric Landskroner has a look at the latest gadgets and biggest stories in tech.

News 12 On the Scene

Check out these exclusive videos from New Jersey celebs!

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE