Authored by,
Justin Schwam, Esq.
Nicole Espin, Esq.

On February 19, 2019, Governor Phil Murphy signed new legislation that significantly expands an employee’s right to paid and unpaid leave by amending the New Jersey Family Leave Act (“NJFLA”), the New Jersey Family Leave Insurance Law (“NJLFI”), and the New Jersey Security and Financial Empowerment Act “NJ SAFE Act”). Many provisions of these amendments go into effect July 1, 2019, while others take effect in July 2020. 

This article highlights the most notable changes that employers must be prepared to address by reexamining and revising their handbooks, policies and procedures to ensure compliance with these changes to the law.