Employers are reminded that employees can apply for New Jersey Family Leave Insurance (NJFLI) benefits starting on July 1, 2009. As we have advised in prior alerts, the NJFLI law is a wage replacement law that gives eligible employees partial wage replacement (two-thirds of an employee’s regular weekly wage up to a maximum of $546 per week) for up to six weeks when taking leave to care for a newborn, a newly adopted child or a sick relative. Benefits under the law will be provided through the State Disability Fund or private insurance plans. There are no job protection or return rights under the new law. For more information concerning NJFLI, as well as a link to the official application claim form, see the June 2009 issue of the New Jersey eAuthority.
Note: This article was published in the July 2009 issue of the New Jersey eAuthority.