New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Law Required Employer Notification

This requirement applies to employers of all sizes in New Jersey. 


On May 2, 2018, a statewide mandatory paid-sick-leave law in New Jersey known as the New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Act was signed into law. It will go into effect on October 29. Once in effect, it will require New Jersey employers of all sizes to provide up to 40 hours of paid sick leave per year to covered employees. A copy of the legislation can be found here.

Required Notice for Employers Released 

Recently, New Jersey released its Earned Sick Leave Notice for all employers to use in connection with the newly implemented sick leave law.

Employer Action Items

  • The notice must be distributed to all existing employees by November 29, 2018
  • The notice must be distributed to all new employees at the time of hire 
  • The notice must be posted in a place frequented by employees (i.e. a break room or communal area) by October 29, 2018

A copy of the employer notice can be viewed here.

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