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COUNCIL MEETING NOTICE: Ordinances on Paid Sick Leave

ORDINANCE O-35-2016:

AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF MORRISTOWN IN THE COUNTY OF MORRIS, NEW JERSEY, TO IMPLEMENT PAID SICK LEAVE

The Town of Morristown is extending the timeline for enactment until January 11, 2017

Please review the ordinances for introduction or adoption on Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Meeting Location: Town of Morristown - Council Meeting Room

200 South Street, Morristown, NJ 07960 - 7:30 PM

Ordinance for Adoption

ORDINANCE O-35-2016:

AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF MORRISTOWN IN THE COUNTY OF MORRIS, NEW JERSEY, TO IMPLEMENT PAID SICK LEAVE

Please note: this ordinance will affect all Morristown businesses.

TOPIC WILL BE ADDRESSED under Regular Business: Ordinances for Adoption

At this meeting it is appropriate to be prepared to make comments during the PUBLIC HEARING portion when discussing the specific ordinance for adoption: AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF MORRISTOWN IN THE COUNTY OF MORRIS, NEW JERSEY, TO IMPLEMENT PAID SICK LEAVE.

Additionally, comments can be made during the PUBLIC HEARING. The agenda typically lists the PUBLIC HEARING at the beginning of the Council meeting after the CONSENT AGENDA. However, the Council may choose to hold all comments addressing this specific ordinance until the Ordinances for Adoption portion of the meeting.

EARNED SICK DAYS: HOW IT WORKS

• Employees earn 1 hour of sick time per 30 hours worked.

• Employers with fewer than 10 employees are required to provide 3 days of earned sick time per calendar year to their employees. Employers with 10 or more employees are required to provide 5 days of earned sick time per calendar year.

• Employers whose business involves food service, childcare or home health care are required to provide 5 days of earned sick time per calendar year.

• Earned sick days can be carried over to the next calendar but total sick days are capped per year at either 3 days or 5 days, depending on the employer. Earned sick days cannot be cashed out.

• Employers may require a doctor?s note. Employers who already have a paid time off policy that matches the earned sick day law will not be required to implement a new policy.

Morristown Partnership and a representative from the New Jersey Main Street Alliance will be stopping in businesses tomorrow, Thursday, September 1, 2016 from 10:30am to 1:00pm. Please contact our office if you would like us to visit your business and give you the opportunity to ask questions and express concerns.

(973) 455-1133

Full Text of Petition and Ordinance from Town of Morristown Council Agenda

The Bottom Line on Earned Sick Days: The New Jersey Main Street Alliance Ordinances

Economic Effects of a Paid Sick Leave Mandate on New Jersey Small Businesses (2014)National Federation of Independent Businesses Research Foundation

Earned Sick Days in Jersey City: A Study of Employers and Employees at Year One (2015), Center for Women and Work, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, School of Management and Labor Relations