New Jersey’s Earned Sick Leave Law - Effective October 29, 2018
Employers of all sizes must now 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.
Read press release: Earned Sick Leave Law Goes into Effect in NJ
Information for Employees
You have the right to up to 40 hours of earned sick leave each year to care for yourself and your family.
What Employees Need to Know in English
What Employees Need to Know/en Espanol
Employee FAQs on NJ's Earned Sick Leave law
Your employer must give you the Notice of Employee Rights
Download an Earned Sick Leave Handout for Employees in English
Download an Earned Sick Leave Handout for Employees/en Espanol
If You Believe Your Earned Sick Rights Have Been Violated
Employees may click here to download the wage claim form
. In the section “Claim Reason Details,” you may now select “Earned Sick Leave.”
Click here to file a wage claim online.
Information for Employers
NJ businesses of all sizes are now required to provide full-time, part-time, and temporary employees with up to 40 hours of paid sick time per year.
Employers must provide workers with the Notice of Employee Rights and post it
Read What Employers Need to Know
Read Employer FAQs on NJ's Earned Sick Leave Law
Ensure your current policy is in compliance; download the Guidance for Earned Sick Leave Policies
Download an Earned Sick Leave Handout for employers
Laws and Rules
Read the Earned Sick Leave Law
Download the Proposed Rules for the Earned Sick Leave Law
Information in Additional Languages
The required Notice of Employee Rights is currently available in 12 languages, in addition to English.
中文 - 简化字 (Chinese - Simplified)
中文 - 傳統 (Chinese - Traditional)
For additional language translations, click here.
Email email@example.com or call 609-292-2305 on weekdays between 8:30 am and 4 pm and ask for information about Earned Sick Leave.
Do you need an extended or recurring period of time to care for yourself or a family member? You may qualify for other benefits. See myleavebenefits.nj.gov.
NJDOL prepared this webpage to provide guidance about the new law and will update it as additional information becomes available. Please check back regularly and note the date at the bottom of this page.
Page Updated 01/10/19