Newark is set to join the likes of several other large cities that require employers with 10 or more employees to offer paid sick time.

The Newark ordinance – signed by Mayor Luis Quintana in late January – mirrors recent efforts in Jersey City, N.J. and New York City. According to the statute, effective June 21, all employers will need to provide up to five days of paid sick leave per year to employees that have worked up to 80 hours within city limits.

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