New Jersey Family Leave Act Know Your Rights Regarding A Leave of Absence
All New Jersey employers with 50 or more employees anywhere worldwide must comply with the New Jersey Family Leave Act (“NJFLA”). The NJFLA requires employers to provide up to 12 weeks of leave during any 24-month period for the care of an ill family member (spouse, parent, spouse’s parent, or child) or for the birth or adoption of a child. The NJFLA does not cover an employee who needs time off for his/her own medical condition.
To be eligible for family leave, an employee must have been working for the employer for at least 12 months, and must have worked a minimum of 1,000 hours during the previous 12-month period. Similar to the FMLA, your employer must return you to the same job you held prior to taking leave, or to an equivalent position with the same benefits and pay.
Contact Ms. Trabosh if you believe your employer has interfered with your right to NJFLA leave and/or retaliated against you for taking NJFLA leave.
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