Saturday, May 3, 2008

NJ passes paid family leave law for care of new children or sick relatives

See "Family leave now law," Bergen Record, 5/3/08, at 1

-third state in nation to mandate it after CA and Wash
-4 million workers affected
-38000 expected to use it through temp disabiltiy insurance fund
-newborn (w/i 1 yr), ailing relative spouse domestice partner
-1/1/09 payroll deductions begin, leaves begin 7/1/09
-6 weeks for 42 days as needed
-doctors note required
-if 49+ ees, must hold job for ee
-$33 per year deduction from paycheck

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