REMINDER: The New NJ Paid Sick Leave Law takes effect October 29, 2018

Effective October 29, 2018, most private sector employers in New Jersey will be required to provide at least 40 hours of paid sick leave in a 12-month period to every New Jersey employee for their own diagnosis, treatment, or preventative care, or, for that of a family member. The law covers most employers and does not include a small business exemption or minimum number of employees. While there are a few exemptions for certain types of employees or employment situations, a credit union or credit union employee would not fall into one of the exemptions.

Credit unions that have New Jersey employees, who have not already done so, should update their employment policies and notify their New Jersey employees to reflect the changes from the new law. (Credit unions are encouraged to consult a qualified attorney for appropriate legal advice on this matter.)

For access to a NJCUL summary of the new law, click here. For an article from the Society For Human Resource Management (SHRM) on what New Jersey employers need to know click here.

NJCUL’s Compliance Center hosted a free webinar on September 21st for member credit union titled “Regulatory Update: NEW Paid Sick Leave Law: NJ Employers Requirements.” To access the recorded archive of the webinar and the PowerPoint presentation, click here.