Laundry Workers Center is happy to be part of the NJ Time to Care Coalition which is looking to obtain paid sick days for New Jersey families. On January 28, 2014, the Newark Municipal Council passed the Sick Leave for Private Employees Ordinance (ordinance) into law requiring private sector employers with operations in New Jersey’s largest city to provide eligible employees with a minimum amount of job-protected sick time. This bill was signed into law on January 29 by Mayor Luis Quintana. When the new law takes effect on May 29, 2014, Newark will become the second city in New Jersey and the seventh major city in the country to mandate sick leave for most employees, joining Jersey City, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington DC, Portland, and New York City.
New York City, NY
After years of struggle, the new mayor, Bill de Blasio put forward paid sick leave legislation that expanded this right to more New Yorkers – including 200,000 of whom do not currently have any paid sick days. The law will take effect on April 1 and apply to all workers at businesses with five or more employees, encompassing those excluded under the previous legislation that applied to businesses with 15 or more workers.
Carolina Marmol, LWC member, testified before Newark City Council about the importance of passing a legislation of Paid Sick Days!
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