Employers Must Provide Paid Leave to New Jersey Employees Effective July 1, 2009


As of July 1, 2009, the New Jersey Family Leave Insurance Law (the Paid Leave Act) requires covered employers to provide their covered New Jersey employees up to six weeks of paid family leave (or 42 days of intermittent leave in any 12-month period) to care for sick family members, including a child, spouse, domestic partner, civil union partner, or parent suffering from a serious health condition, or to care for a newborn or newly adopted child within the first year after the birth or adoption.1 The Paid Leave Act does not entitle employees to take paid leave to care for their own serious health conditions.

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