New Jersey DOL Issues Earned Sick Leave Notice of Employee Rights

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Starting Monday, October 29, 2018, almost all New Jersey employers must start complying with the state's new Earned Sick Leave Law. We had previously written about the law and the proposed regulations.

 In anticipation of the law's effective date, the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development has issued a "Notice of Employee Rights." The Notice can be found here.

 The Notice must be posted in a clear and conspicuous place in the workplace (or posted on the employer's intranet) and provided to each employee. Existing employees must receive a copy of the notice by November 29, 2018 and new employees must receive it when they begin employment.

 The Earned Sick Leave Act provides for significant penalties for non-compliance, such as double damages and attorneys' fees. Thus, businesses with employees working in New Jersey should, if they have not already done so, update their sick leave or paid time off policies to ensure compliance with the new law.

 If you have questions about your business's obligations under the Paid Sick Leave Act, please call us at (201) 345-5412 or use our online scheduling page to set up a complimentary consultation.