KNOW YOUR RIGHTS
New Jersey’s Earned Sick Leave law guarantees most workers the right to earn 40 hours or 5 days of paid sick time. The law covers most* full-time, part-time and temporary workers regardless of their immigration status. Employers can require workers to accrue their sick leave, earning 1 hour of paid sick time for every 30 hours worked.
You can use the time for your own health reasons or to care for a loved one -- health reasons can be related to COVID-19 or not. For more information and to file a complaint with the NJ Department of Labor, visit www.mysickdays.nj.gov
You can find more information on NJ Paid Leave at the NJ Time to Care Website.
What About NJ Driver License Implementation?
As you know, after many years of struggle, the law giving access to driver's licenses to the undocumented community in NJ was signed in December 2019 with a supposed implementation date of January 2021.
The most important thing you need to know now is that the new license application is not available yet, and they are not making appointments to apply for it. We will continue to keep you informed of everything that is happening.
For more information, you can always contact CATA at 856-881-2507.
DACA is back!! Effective immediately, USCIS must:
1. Start accepting new initial DACA applications
2. Automatically extend DACA and work permits from 1 year to 2 years
3. Accept applications for advance parole
The Consortium For Immigrant Children has created a DACA Document Collection Guide to help you collect all the necessary proofs for your application.
For legal service organizations in NJ who are supporting DACA
Recipients and youth, please see The New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant Justice website
As COVID cases continue rise, it’s important to remember that NJ workers are protected under Executive Order 192 during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Key highlights: under the EO, NJ will require all employers to implement social distancing, cleaning and testing protocols, provide PPE & create a worker notification program. The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development have also created a new enforcement mechanism to ensure employers comply.