Family & Medical Leave Act – NJ

On Feb. 19, 2019, Governor Phil Murphy signed a law (NJ A3975) that significantly expands New Jersey’s family leave laws. The changes impact the state’s paid family leave program, which partially replaces the wages of employees who miss work to care for a family member or bond with a child. Key changes that take effect on July 1, 2020, include: increasing the maximum number of weeks of paid family leave benefits in a 12-month period, from six weeks to 12 weeks; and increasing employees’ maximum weekly benefits.

Stay compliant with FMLA (Family and Medical Leave Act), visit the Compliance Corner of for NJ FMLA guidelines, as well as more information and details about New Jersey’s recent expansion to the law.