EARNED SICK LEAVE LEGISLATION IS SIGNED INTO LAW!

Join AARP in thanking your Representatives for Supporting NJ's Workers & Family 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. Family caregiving is complex, costly, stressful, and demanding.  The majority of family caregivers also juggle full- or part- time jobs. Yet more than 1.2 million workers in the state do not get paid sick days.  

Help for working family caregivers is on the way! On May 2, 2018 A-1827, legislation requiring employers provide paid sick leave for workers became law. 

Thanks to AARP's members and volunteers who supported our campaign and the work of many advocates along with Governor Phil Murphy, Assemblywoman Pamela Lampitt, Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg and members of the NJ Legislature- many workers and family caregivers will no longer have to fear losing their paychecks, or event their jobs to care for themselves or a loved one. 

The new law will go into effect in October 2018 and will: 

  • Allow employees to accrue 1 hour of sick leave for every 30 hours worked, up to 40 hours per year
  • Allow workers to take earned sick time to care for themselves or a family member, including persons whose close association with the employee is the equivalent of a family relationship.  

 

“New Jersey's Earned Paid Sick Days Law is a 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. 

  • Send a thank you letter to Governor Murphy, your State Senator and Representatives: action.aarp.org/njsickleave
  • Follow us on Twitter @AARPNJ
  • Like us on Facebook at facebook.com/aarpnj

 

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. Family caregiving is complex, costly, stressful, and demanding. The majority of family caregivers also juggle full- or part-time jobs.  Yet more than 1.2 million workers in the state do not get paid sick days. 

 

 

Help for working family caregivers is on the way!  On May 2, 2018 A-1827, legislation requiring employers provide paid sick leave for workers became law.

 

Thanks to AARP’s members and volunteers who supported our campaign and the work of many advocates along with Governor Phil Murphy, Assemblywoman Pamela Lampitt, Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg and members of the NJ Legislature – many workers and family caregivers will no longer have to fear losing their paychecks, or even their jobs to care for themselves or a loved one.

 

The new law will go into effect in October 2018 and will:

·         Allow employees to accrue 1 hour of sick leave for every 30 hours worked, up to 40 hours per year

·         Allow workers to take earned sick time to care for themselves or a family member, including persons whose close association with the employee is the equivalent of a family relationship.

 

“New Jersey’s Earned Paid Sick Days Law is a 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.

 

Please take a moment and thank your representatives today for supporting  workers & family caregivers!

 

·         Send a thank you letter to your State Senator and Representatives: action.aarp.org/sickleave

·         Follow us on Twitter @AARPNJ

·         Like us on Facebook at facebook.com/aarpnj

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