Earned Sick Leave is the law in New Jersey.
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, and many COVID-19 situations are covered.
Earned Sick Leave and the COVID-19 Vaccine
You can use your NJ Earned Sick Leave to get your COVID-19 vaccine and to recover from side effects.
Learn more about the law.
Get more information, including answers to frequently asked questions for both workers and employers.
Parents: School appointments are covered, too.
If you need to miss work to attend a parent-teacher conference or other school function, you can use earned sick time to do so.