TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers are considering a bill that would require employers in the state to offer workers paid sick leave — a requirement that’s been gaining some momentum.

The Assembly labor committee is scheduled to hold a hearing on the concept Thursday. Under the proposal, workers would be entitled to one hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours they work. They could accrue up to 40 hours — or five days for full-time employees.

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The Senate has not taken up the measure yet.

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A handful of New Jersey committees, including Newark and Jersey City, have similar local laws. Measures for additional ones are on the ballot next month in Montclair and Trenton.

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