My Work Rights

Earned Sick Leave

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Employers of all sizes must 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 loved one.

This law applies to almost all workers in New Jersey.

Read the Earned Sick Leave law

Read the final Earned Sick Leave rules

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Make a complaint

If you believe that your employer has not provided you sick leave that you're entitled to, or you have a question about your situation, NJDOL can help.


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Help us spread the word!

Learn more about our Earned Sick Leave outreach grant, and download our printable outreach materials.