sick days

Sick Woman (file / credit: clipart.com)

New Jersey Lawmakers Try Again On Capping Payouts For Sick Days

Sen. Joe Kyrillos and Senate President Steve Sweeney introduced a bill to cap the payouts at $15,000 for retiring school and government employees.

07/11/2014

Jersey City police cruiser (credit: CBS 2)

Report: Jersey City Police Officer Exodus Could Cost Taxpayers Millions

Mayor-elect Steven Fulop is criticizing the timing of Comey’s departure and the post-election retirement of dozens of officers.

05/24/2013

Food Service

De Blasio Blasts Companies That Used Sick Days During Sandy

New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio on Saturday joined food service workers protesting their employers’ use of sick days to account for the time they missed during Superstorm Sandy.

11/24/2012

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (file / credit: Tim Larsen / Governor's Office)

Gov. Christie Wants End To Paying For Unused Sick Days

“That is a lot of money for you to be putting out for paying not to be sick, which is essentially what we’re doing here,” said Christie.

01/04/2012

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (credit: AP Photo/Mel Evans)

South Jersey Port Corp. Ends Bonuses For Punctual Workers

The agency’s board eliminated giving a day’s pay for every two consecutive months that workers showed up no more than 30 minutes late. The board also ended the 40-year practice that allowed workers to convert vacation and sick days to cash.

07/28/2011

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie speaks at a town hall meeting on March 29. (credit: Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images)

Christie Says He Won’t Budge On Sick Leave Payouts For Public Employees

Republicans and Democrats agree that cash-outs that can total hundreds of thousands of dollars strain local budgets. They differ on how to best fix the problem.

05/12/2011