Some public employees in New Jersey have been getting big payouts for unused sick time when they retire.
State workers have had a $15,000 cap on those payouts for decades. A limit that also applies to county and local employees hired since 2010.
A bill advancing the legislature would put impose some new restrictions.
Assemblywoman Pamela Lampitt says there would be no cash payout for leave time accrued after the enactment of her bill, but up to $7500 of the amount that was built up could be used for health care expenses for up to five years.