Posted on Monday, March 4th, 2019.
More Workplace Changes to Come In 2019 As Governor Murphy Signs Family Leave and Family Leave Insurance Expansions
On February 19, 2019, Governor Murphy signed into law substantial expansions to the Family Leave Act and Family Leave Insurance that will afford greater benefits to New Jersey employees. The changes will be rolled out in stages, some to be immediate, others July 1, 2019 and again in July 1, 2020.
Some of the law’s highlights:
Effective June 30, 2019, New Jersey businesses employing at least 30 employees will be covered by the FLA. This is a substantial reduction from the current 50 employee requirement.
Effective July 1, 2019 the maximum duration of FLI leave benefits will increase from 6 to 12 weeks and the weekly benefit will be increased from two-thirds of average weekly wage to 85% of an employee’s average weekly wage, capped at $859 per week.
Contact our office to get a full update on the law’s expansions and the resulting impact on your business.