New Jersey Earned Sick Leave Poster Required
The Earned Sick Leave is a labor law posters poster by the New Jersey Department Of Labor and Workforce Development. This is a mandatory posting for all employers in New Jersey, and businesses who fail to comply may be subject to fines or sanctions.
Information on Sick Leave for New Jersey employees. Under New Jersey’s Earned Sick Leave Law, most employees have a right to accrue up to 40 hours of earned sick leave per year. This poster shall be posted conspicuously for all employees to read to know their rights and how they can apply for sick leave.
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New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development New Jersey Earned Sick Leave Notice of Employee Rights Under New Jersey’s Earned Sick Leave Law, most employees have a right to accrue up to 40 hours of earned sick leave per year. Go to https://nj.gov/labor/ to learn which employees are covered by the law. New employees must receive this written notice from their employer when \ they begin employment, and existing employees must receive it by November 29, 2018. Employers must also post\ this notice in a conspicuous and accessible place at all work sites, and provide copies to employees upon\ request. YOU HAVE A RIGHT TO EARNED SICK LEAVE. Amount of Earned Sick Leave Your employer must provide up to a total of 40 hours of earned sick leave every benefit year. Your employer’s benefit year is: Start of Benefit Year: __________ End of Benefit Year: __________ Rate of Accrual You accrue earned sick leave at the rate of 1 hour for every 30 hours wor\ ked, up to a maximum of 40 hours of leave per benefit year. Alternatively, your employer can provide you with 40 hours of earned sick leave up front. Date Accrual Begins You begin to accrue earned sick leave on October 29, 2018, or on your first day of employment, whichever is later. Exception: If you are covered by a collective bargaining agreement that was in effect on October 29, 2018, you begin to accrue earned sick leave under this law beginning on the date that th\ e agreement expires. Date Earned Sick Leave is Available for Use You 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, your employer can provide benefits that are more generous than those required under the law, and can permit you to use sick leave at an earlier date. Acceptable Reasons to Use Earned Sick Leave You can use earned sick leave to take time off from work when: •Yo u need diagnosis, care, treatment, or recovery for a mental or physical illness, injury, or health condi - tion; or you need preventive medical care. • You need to care for a family member during diag - nosis, care, treatment, or recovery for a mental or physical illness, injury, or health condition; or your family member needs preventive medical care. • You or a family member have been the victim of domestic violence or sexual violence and need time for treatment, counseling, or to prepare for legal proceedings. • You need to attend school-related conferences, meetings, or events regarding your child’s education; or to attend a school-related meeting regarding your child’s health. • Your employer’s business closes due to a public health emergency or you need to care for a child whose school or child care provider closed due to a public health emergency. • Child (biological, adopted, or foster child; stepchild; legal ward; child of a domestic partner or civil union partner) • Grandchild • Sibling • Spouse • Domestic partner or civil union partner • Parent • Grandparent • Spouse, domestic partner, or civil union partner of an employee’s parent or grandparent • Sibling of an employee’s spouse, domestic partner, or civil union partner • Any other individual related by blood to the employee • Any individual whose close association with the employee is the equivalent of family Family Members The law recognizes the following individuals as “family members:” page 1 of 2 Display this poster in a conspicuous place M W - 5 6 5 (1/19) Enforced by: NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development Division of Wage and Hour Compliance, PO Box 389, Trenton, NJ 08625 - 0389 • 609-292-2305 This and other required employer posters are available free online at nj.gov/labor , or from the Office of Constituent Relations, PO Box 110, Trenton, NJ 08625 - 0110 • 609-777-3200. If you need this document in Braille or large print, call 609-292-2305. TTY users can contact this department through the New Jersey Relay: 7-1-1. Advance Notice If your need for earned sick leave is foreseeable (can be planned in advance), your employer can require up to 7 days’ advance notice of your intention to use earned sick leave. If your need\ for earned sick leave is unforeseeable (cannot be planned in advance), your employer may require you to give \ notice as soon as it is practical. Documentation Your employer can require reasonable documentation if you use earned sick\ leave on 3 or more consecutive work days, or on certain dates specified by the employer. The law prohibits employers from requiring your health care provider to specify the medical reason for your leave. Unused Sick Leave Up to 40 hours of unused earned sick leave can be carried over into the next benefit year. However, your employer is only required to let you use up to 40 hours of leave per benefit year. Alternatively, your employer can offer to purchase your unused earned sick leave at the end of the benefit year . You Have a Right to be Free from Retaliation for Using Earned Sick Leave Your employer cannot retaliate against you for: • Requesting and using earned sick leave • Filing a complaint for alleged violations of the law • Communicating with any person, including co-workers, about any vio\ lation of the law • Participating in an investigation regarding an alleged violation o\ f the law, and • Informing another person of that person’s potential rights under the law. Retaliation includes any threat, discipline, discharge, demotion, suspension, or reduction in hours, or any other adverse employment action against you for exercising or attempting to ex\ ercise any right guaranteed under the law. You Have a Right to File a Complaint You can file a complaint with the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development online at nj.gov/labor/wagehour/complnt/filing_wage_claim.html or by calling 609-292-2305 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.,\ Monday through Friday. Keep a copy of this notice and all documents that show your amount of si\ ck leave accrual and usage. You have a right to be given this notice in English and, if available, yo\ ur primary language. For more information visit the website of the Department of Labor and Workforce Development: nj.gov/labor . page 2 of 2
Other New Jersey Labor Law Posters 4 PDFS
There are an additional twenty optional and mandatory New Jersey labor law posters that may be relevant to your business. Be sure to also print all relevant state labor law posters, as well as all mandatory federal labor law posters.
- Original poster PDF https://www.nj.gov/labor/forms_pdfs/mw565sickleaveposter.pdf , updated January 2019
- New Jersey Labor Law Posters at http://lwd.dol.state.nj.us/labor/lwdhome/content/employerpacketforms.html
- New Jersey Department Of Labor and Workforce Development
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