Jersey City mayor to sign sick-leave legislation

Jersey City mayor to sign sick-leave legislation

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JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) - Jersey City's mayor is set to sign 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's 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. Employees of smaller businesses will earn up to five days of unpaid sick time.

Fulop was to sign the bill at a pizza shop in downtown Jersey City Monday morning.

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