YES on Earned Sick Leave for All New Jersey Workers & Caregivers

Across New Jersey more than 1.1 million family caregivers help their parents, spouses and other loved ones so they can remain at home—where they want to be. These family caregivers take on huge responsibilities that can be overwhelming, stressful and exhausting. The majority also juggle full- or part-time jobs.

That’s why AARP is urging the New Jersey Legislature to pass A1827(Lampitt) / S2171(Weinberg) to allow employees to earn a limited amount of paid sick leave so employees can care for a loved one, or go to the doctor themselves, without fear of losing their paychecks, or even their jobs. Specifically the bill would:


  • Allow employees to accrue 1 hour of sick leave for every 30 hours worked, up to 40 hours per year
  • Protect workers from retribution, including job loss, for using their accrued earned sick time


“Offering employees a minimum number of earned paid sick leave is commonsense step to help New Jersey family caregivers succeed on the job and in caring for their loved ones” – Evelyn Liebman, Director of Advocacy, AARP New Jersey
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Support A1827/ S2171 For NJ Caregivers

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