New Jersey Enacts a Paid Family Leave Act

Spring 2008 NJ Labor & Employment Law Quarterly

On May 2, 2008, New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine signed into law the paid family leave act. In doing so, New Jersey has now joined California and Washington in offering paid family leave to employees.

The new paid family leave law is designed to provide up to six weeks (or 42 days if the leave is “intermittent”) of benefits - at the same level as those provided under New Jersey’s temporary disability benefits law (TDI) - for an employee who takes leave to:

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