Legal Alert: New Jersey Governor Signs Paid Family Leave Law


On May 2, 2008, New Jersey Governor Corzine signed the ?Paid Family Leave Law,? which makes New Jersey the third state in the country to provide paid family leave benefits to employees. The law takes effect July 1, 2009. This Alert briefly discusses some of the significant features of the new law.

The Paid Family Leave Law amends New Jersey?s temporary disability benefits law to provide eligible employees with up to six weeks of paid ?family temporary disability leave? during any twelve-month period to care for a newborn or newly adopted child or a family member with a serious health condition.

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