Paid Family Leave Expansion
On February 19, 2019, Governor Murphy signed S-2528 (Sweeney/Diegnan) into law, which greatly expanded New Jersey’s current paid family leave law. The CCSNJ opposed this bill. Under the new law, weekly benefits doubled from six to 12 in a one-year period and the weekly benefit amount increased dramatically from two-thirds of a worker's average weekly wage to 85 percent with a new maximum weekly payment of approximately $900. Additionally, in cases of intermittent leave, the maximum number of days increased annually from 42 to 52. The expanded law also mandates that employers with 30 or more employees provide job-protected family leave, a change from the original program that only required job protection from companies with 50 or more employees.
Related Links : https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2018/Bills/PL19/37_.HTM