On December 10, 2009, a bill (S3065) passed in the Senate which would provide for annual adjustments in the employee contribution rates for family temporary disability leave. The bill would annually require the Commissioner of Labor and Workforce Development to make a determination of the annual rate of contribution to be paid by workers into the “Family Temporary Disability Leave Account” for the year, in order to better monitor the fund in an effort not to run a surplus or deficit. The bill also provides that any employee who overpays into the account because he or she held two jobs in a given year would be entitled to a refund of the overpayment. An identical bill (A4289) was introduced in the Assembly on November 30, 2009.
Note: This article was published in the December 2009 issue of the New Jersey eAuthority.