Paid Family Leave
Thanks to new legislation in NJ major improvements have are coming that make taking family leave to bond with a child more accessible and affordable. Download the brief.
Paid Family Leave in New Jersey
New Jersey is one of the few states that offers a paid family leave program, called Family Leave Insurance (FLI). Presently, FLI only allows for six weeks of leave paid at two-thirds of salary, to a maximum of $650/week. Beginning July 1, 2020, FLI will allow for twelve weeks of paid leave at 85 percent of salary, with a maximum of $881/week.
Additionally, workers at businesses with 30 or more employees are protected from firing or demotion for taking time off to care for their children under the NJ Family Leave Act (FLA).
Alphabet Soup - The Differences Between FLI, FLA and FMLA
FLI - NJ Family Leave Insurance. This is your wage replacement when you take paid family leave to bond with your child.
FLA - NJ Family Leave Act. This ensures that your employer places you in the same or a similar job when you return to work after taking family leave to bond with your child.
FMLA - Family Medical Leave Act. This is a Federal law that ensures that you are restored to the same or an equivalent job when you return from taking family leave due to pregnancy. FMLA does not offer wage replacement.