New Jersey's business community is not enthusiastic about Assembly Bill 2354. The bill would require businesses to offer paid sick leave to all workers, even temporary and part-time employees. As we said in our last post, employees would accrue one hour of sick time for every 30 hours worked; employees would not be eligible until they pass their 90-day job anniversary.
The 90-day waiting period would only apply to employees hired after the bill becomes law. For everyone else, the accrual is retroactive to Jan. 1, 2014. If the bill passes, employers could find themselves suddenly on the hook for hundreds of hours of paid sick leave that they had not budgeted for.