Earned Sick Days for Low-Income Employees | Click Here To Download The Fact Sheet
Low-income working families struggle daily to meet the challenges of being both responsible family members and productive workers. Low-income workers are less likely to have employer-sponsored benefits like health insurance coverage and earned time off, including earned sick days. When illness strikes, these working women and men must face a wrenching choice: take leave to care for themselves or a sick family member and risk losing their job, or stay at work to maintain the family’s economic security.
New Jersey should guarantee a minimum standard of Earned Sick Days for all workers. No one should have to choose between caring for themselves and loved ones and getting a paycheck!