Employment Alert: New Jersey Passes Paid Family Leave Law


Recently, New Jersey joined California and Washington State in providing paid family leave benefits to employees. Commencing on July 1, 2009, New Jersey will provide public and private employees (1) working at least 20 calendar weeks for their employer and earning at least $143 per week, or (2) earning at least $7,200 in the prior year, up to six weeks of paid family leave (or 42 days for intermittent leave for 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.

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