Statewide mandatory paid sick time may be no more than a twinkle in some labor advocates' eyes, but Jersey City is living the experiment. The Municipal Council passed a law in September 2013 that required business with 10 or more employees to provide paid sick leave to all workers, whether full- or part-time. The law went into effect in January.
Employees accrue the time at the rate of one hour per 30 hours worked. The employer may cap the annual total accrued time at 40 hours. Unused time can roll over from one year to the other, but the employer need not compensate the employee for unused time.