Advocates Say It’s Time For State To Mandate And Expand Paid Sick Leave

Assemblyman Vincent Prieto

Assemblyman Vincent Prieto

by Andrew Kitchenman / NJ Spotlight

Paying employees when they’re out sick has been standard practice at many companies for decades, but state legislators are eyeing a bill that would expand the benefit to a wider range of workers.

Following the passage of a municipal paid sick-leave statute in Jersey City, advocates believe that momentum is building for statewide changes. Assembly Speaker-elect Vincent Prieto (D-Bergen and Hudson) mentioned the issue in his first press conference after being chosen to lead the Assembly starting next year, saying that he wants to see the issue addressed.

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