My Work Rights

Earned Sick Leave Is the Law in New Jersey

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Employers of all sizes must provide full-time, part-time, and temporary employees with up to 40 hours of earned sick leave per year so they can care for themselves or a loved one.

This law applies to almost all employees in New Jersey.

Read the Earned Sick Leave law

Read the final Earned Sick Leave rules

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Make a complaint

If you believe that your employer has not provided you sick leave that you're entitled to, or you have a question about your situation, NJDOL can help.


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Help us spread the word!

Download shareable information and social media blurbs and images to help let your coworkers, friends, and community organizations learn more about paid sick time.

  • Media kit for school communities and working parents/guardians (includes social media posts and images)
  • Printable handouts for working parents/guardians in English and Spanish/español
Printable information and handouts for employees and employers