SPAN staff and family leaders have played key roles in
pieces of state legislation that are making a real difference for New Jersey families!
(1) On May 2, 2018, NJ became the 10th state (including D.C.) to mandate
PAID SICK LEAVE
for all employees. As a member of the
NJ Time to Care Coalition,
SPAN staff and parent leaders spoke at
and in many other forums
to ensure passage of the paid sick leave bill in our state.
(2) In January 2009, New Jersey became one of only three states (six now in 2018) that provides
PAID FAMILY LEAVE
. SPAN staff and family leaders
provided key testimony
from their own personal experiences
about the need for paid family leave, and SPAN leaders sat in the front row as the legislation was signed into law.