New Jersey set to offer paid family leave

A New Jersey bill that would provide paid family leave benefits for workers caring for sick family members and newborn children received final legislative approval from the New Jersey Senate this month. It is now up to the state governor to sign the bill, which he previously announced would happen.

The bill would authorize up to six weeks of employee-paid family leave during any 12 month period. Under the bill, employees may take up to six weeks of paid family leave during any 12 month period in order to care for a sick family member, or a newborn or recently adopted child. Employees would receive two-thirds of their weekly salary, no more than $524 each week.

Once the governor signs the bill, New Jersey will be the third state after California and Washington to require paid family and medical leave.

Read the full article in the Asbury Park Press.

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