New Jersey’s Earned Sick Leave Law allows employees to accrue 1 hour of earned sick leave for every 30 hours worked, up to 40 hours each year.
Workers can begin using earned sick leave accrued under this law on February 26, 2019, or the 120th calendar day after you begin employment, whichever is later. However, the law permits employers to create policies that provide additional leave time and that permit workers to use sick leave at an earlier date.
Up to 40 hours of unused earned sick leave can be carried over into the next benefit year. However, the law requires that employees use up to 40 hours of leave only per benefit year. Alternatively, employers can offer to purchase workers’ unused earned sick leave at the end of the benefit year.