New Jersey Family Leave 2009

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New Jersey employers must display a new labor law poster concerning Family Leave Insurance provisions of the state’s Temporary Disability Benefits Law that provide for payments beginning on July 1, 2009.

New Jersey will provide up to six weeks of Family Leave Insurance benefits for covered employees to bond with newborns or newly adopted children and to care for a family member with a serious health condition.

The new law allows for the bonding with a child during the first 12 months after the child’s birth, if the covered employee or the domestic partner or civil union partner of the employee is a biological parent of the child.

The law also allows for family leave during the first 12 months after the placement of a child for adoption with the covered employee.

Benefits will be provided through a New Jersey State Plan or an employer-provided private plan approved by the state’s Division of Temporary Disability Insurance.

Under the state plan, employers have been authorized to deduct contributions from wages of covered employees beginning Jan. 1 of this year. These deductions must be noted on the employee’s pay envelope, paycheck or some other form of notice.

The New Jersey labor law poster is now available at Poster Compliance Center,