On October 29, 2018, the New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Law will go into effect. As detailed in our prior Employment Law Alert, the law is the most onerous paid sick law in the country. It imposes many additional and challenging obligations upon virtually all New Jersey employers, and includes job-protected paid leave for all employees (full-time, part-time, temporary and seasonal).
Has your company taken the necessary steps to prepare for the enactment of the law, including updating sick leave (or paid time off) policies and practices? Companies that are not in compliance in a timely manner could face significant liability -- including hefty fines, back pay, liquidated damages and attorneys’ fee awards (and possible personal liability for owners/officers).
Employers are well-advised to use the next several weeks to ensure compliance come October 29. The employment attorneys at Connell Foley are available to assist in these efforts.