Sarlo confident sick leave reform will be achieved

TRENTON – Sen. Paul Sarlo told mayors today he is confident that there will be a sick leave reform bill,

TRENTON – Sen. Paul Sarlo told mayors today he is confident that there will be a sick leave reform bill, it’s just the details that need to be worked out.

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However, he told the mayors at today’s annual conference in the Statehouse that the liabilities that have already been collected will not go away, adding that the problem was not created by the Legislature.

He said the local governing bodies and collective bargaining units reached these agreements “in good faith.”

“They have allowed these practices to happen,” said Sarlo, who also serves as mayor of Wood-Ridge, Bergen County.

He said a bill to immediately cap sick pay was presented to the governor last year, the original one at $15,000, and then $7,500 subsequently. Both were vetoed.

Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon also expressed optimism on the issue, saying there’s a commitment to get something done.  

“With this, we hit the reset button,” he said about the future legislation.

 

 

Sarlo confident sick leave reform will be achieved