On January 29, 2014, Newark passed its own mandatory paid sick leave ordinance. The Newark law is similar to the Jersey City ordinance with two key differences. First, the Newark ordinance permits an employer to pay employees for unused paid sick time at the end of the calendar year instead of permitting the employee to carry it over. Second, in addition to the requirement that employers with 10 or more employees provide 40 hours of sick leave, employers with fewer than 10 employees are required to provide up to 24 hours of paid leave. The Ordinance takes effect on May 29, 2014, or upon the expiration of current collective bargaining agreements for employees working under such agreements, whichever is later. Click here for the ordinance.