UPDATE: THE MORRISTOWN ORDINANCE IS PRE-EMPTED BY THE NEW JERSEY PAID SICK LEAVE ACT. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION.
municipality is the 13th in NJ to require its private employers to provide paid
sick leave to employees?
14, 2016, Morristown, NJ passed an ordinance requiring its private
employers to provide paid sick time to employees. The ordinance takes effect on January 11, 2017. It is very similar to paid
sick leave ordinances adopted by 12 other New Jersey municipalities – employers
must provide employees with up to 40 hours of paid sick time per year, to be
used in connection with either the employee’s own medical condition or to care
for a family member, as defined in the ordinance. The Morristown law applies to
private employers, regardless of size, although employers that employ fewer
than 10 employees may cap paid sick leave at 24 hours per calendar year
(exception - child care, home health care, and food service employees must be
entitled to up to 40 hours of paid sick time per calendar year, even if
employed by a small employer). Also, the requirements of the ordinance do not
apply to employees covered by a collective bargaining agreement that, by its
terms, unambiguously waives the requirements. Paid sick time is accrued at the
rate of 1 hour for every 30 hours worked.
specifics on the Morristown law, click here.
For a list of
the 12 other NJ municipalities that have similar laws, click here.
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