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Laws about Sick Days

Federal Law sets the minimum requirements that each employer must meet regarding sick days. Currently, Federal Law does not require that employers provide paid sick leave for their employees. However, companies that meet certain criteria are required to comply with the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), a Federal law that provides employees with up to 12 weeks of unpaid sick leave for certain medical situations for either the employee or a member of the employee’s immediate family.


Does A Georgia Employer Have To Provide Sick Leave To Employees?

Earlier this week, Jersey City, New Jersey Mayor Steven Fulop signed a city ordinance that requires employers to provide sick leave to their employees with sick time – paid sick time if the employer has 10 or more employees, unpaid sick time for smaller employees at smaller businesses.  You can read the full ordinance here.  Many people have asked why such an ordinance is necessary, assuming that the law already requires employers to allow employees limited time off work when they are sick.