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New Jersey Local Paid Sick Time Laws (Now Preempted)

New Jersey’s statewide sick time law took effect on October 29, 2018. The statewide law preempts the 13 previously enacted local sick time laws in the following New Jersey cities (listed by year of enactment):

2013
Jersey City

2014
Newark
Passaic
East Orange
Paterson
Irvington
Trenton
Montclair

2015
Bloomfield
Elizabeth
New Brunswick

2016
Plainfield
Morristown

These 13 local laws were part of a long-term strategy to pass a statewide paid sick time law and paved the way for the statewide Earned Sick and Safe Days Act, which passed in April 2018. A Better Balance provided legal support to each of these campaigns, from bill drafting to testifying before legislators to helping with enforcement.

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