Paid Sick Leave - Grassroots Action Needed
Local ordinances mandating paid sick leave and a higher minimum wage have a negative effect on the state's business climate. That's why the NJSA supports legislation (A4363/ S2865) that would prevent municipalities from setting the terms and conditions of employment offered by any private employer, including mandatory paid sick leave and the minimum wage.
Locally mandated terms of employment have real economic consequences - especially on staffing firms and the people they employ. NJSA, in conjunction with a consortium of business associations, is asking member firms to continue to communicate with your elected officials not to enact more of these mandates. Nine municipalities, including New Jersey's three biggest cities, have adopted ordinances requiring employers to offer paid sick leave, and legislation is under consideration to grant municipalities the authority to set their own minimum wage.