A new law requiring New Jersey employers to offer paid sick leave has officially gone into effect.
On Monday, October 29th, the measure requiring employers to provide one hour of sick leave for every 30 hours worked went into effect.
Under the law, which was signed by Governor Phil Murphy back in May, workers may earn and carry forward up to 40 hours of sick leave per year.
It also gives New Jersey a statewide paid sick leave policy.
Lawmakers and Murphy have said 1.2 million workers, many in food and personal-care services, would benefit from the new law.
New Jersey is now the 10th state along with the District of Columbia to enact sick-leave legislation.
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