This week, Governor Murphy signed S2374 in law, which expands the New Jersey Family Leave Act (“NJFLA”) to allow employees to take up to 12 weeks of job-protected leave to care for a family member for reasons related to COVID-19 or other communicable diseases.
Client Alert! On August 8, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor ("DOL") issued an opinion letter in which the DOL concluded that the Family and Medical Leave Act ("FMLA") covers a parent’s attendance at his/her child’s individualized education ("IEP") meeting at school.
Yesterday, Governor Murphy signed A3975 into law, significantly expanding the New Jersey Family Leave Act (FLA) and Family Leave Insurance (FLI) programs to provide greater benefits to workers including additional time off, higher compensation, and increasing the class of individuals who qualify for leave.
Despite its adoption fourteen years ago, the Federal Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) still is not properly implemented by some public entities.
The Federal Family and Medical Leave act provides for military family leave. The entitlements are Military Caregiver Leave, also referred to as Covered Servicemen Leave, and the Qualified Exigency Leave. To be eligible to take FMLA leave for any qualified reason, including the Military Caregiver Leave and the Qualifying Exigency Leave, an employee of a covered employer must have worked for the employer for a total of 12 months, have worked at least 1,250 hours of the period of 12 months.