JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Jersey City’s mayor has signed legislation requiring small businesses to give employees sick leave.
Mayor Steven Fulop says Jersey City is the first city in the state and only the sixth nationally to enact similar legislation.
The City Council passed the measure by a 7-1 margin last month. It allows private-sector employees in businesses with 10 or more employees to earn up to five paid sick days a year, while employees of smaller businesses will earn up to five days of unpaid sick time.
Fulop signed the bill Monday morning at a pizza shop in downtown Jersey City.
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