The advocates haven’t been able to get mandatory sick leave enacted into law in New Jersey, in large measure because Governor Chris Christie has opposed the blanket benefit being foisted upon all businesses. That fact just seems to embolden some however, and the town of Morristown is just the latest example. The community’s Town Council approved a mandatory sick leave ordinance last month by a 6-1 vote. Under the ordinance, businesses with 10 or more employees must provide five days of paid sick leave each calendar year. Those employers with fewer than 10 workers must provide three days of earned sick leave. But, the ordinance also singles out food service employers in that businesses involved in food service, child care or home health care are required to provide five days of paid sick leave per calendar year, regardless of the number of employees they may have! In all cases, the earned sick leave, which accrues at the rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, carries over from one year to the next and can be capped as the employer sees fit at either three or five days.