Yesterday, the New Jersey Senate was set to vote on S799. However, the bill was pulled from the agenda and no action was taken. If passed, the bill would require “large” employers, those with 10 or more employees, to provide up to 9 days of paid sick leave per year. Smaller employers will have to provide 5 days of paid sick leave per year.
Even if the bill passed the Senate and then the Assembly, it is unclear if Governor Christie would sign any paid sick leave law, especially as he has gone on record last week with not wanting to sign bills that he viewed as hostile to businesses in New Jersey.
We will let you know if there is further action on the bill by the Senate.