Effective Immediately: Expanded Definitions Under NJ Family Leave Act

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Earlier this week, Governor Murphy signed into law an expansion of NJ’s Family Leave Programs.  While many of the changes will be rolled out over the next year (read our summary here), some changes are effective immediately and will impact your current administration of the NJ Family Leave Act.

Effective Immediately

NJ Family Leave Act (NJFLA) Changes

  • Expanded definitions of covered family members, including sibling, grandparent, grandchild, any other individual related by blood to the employee, and any other individual that the employee shows to have a close association with the employee which is equivalent of a family relationship.
  • Employee can take time off to care for a child of any age; no longer must be under 18 or over 18 but incapable of self-care.
  • Expanded reasons for leave, including foster care placement and when a family member is a victim of domestic or sexual violence.
  • Intermittent and reduced leave now available for bonding without needing employer agreement.

Join us for a one-hour webinar discussing these changes on March 28th.