Poll: Earned Sick Leave, Good for Employees but Bad for Business?
Can New Jersey companies afford to offer their employees earned sick leave? Can they afford not to?
The New Jersey Legislature is considering bills that would require businesses -- both big and small -- to provide earned sick leave to workers. This is after more than 10 municipalities have adopted similar ordinances. The bills and ordinances vary in terms of how many hours can be earned, whether they can be carried over year to year, and whether they should be part of a larger benefits package known as “paid time off” or PTO -- a pool that would provide vacation, personal, and sick days.