Prepare now for Paid Family Leave Act, taking effect in 2009 — Business Management Daily: Free Reports on Human Resources, Employment Law, Office Management, Office Communication, Office Technology and Small Business Tax Business Management Daily

On May 2, 2008, Gov. Jon Corzine signed the Paid Family Leave Act (PFLA), making New Jersey the third state to provide workers with paid family-leave benefits. The PFLA extends temporary disability insurance (TDI) to provide paid family leave of up to six weeks during any 12-month period for employees caring for sick family members and newborn and newly adopted children.

The PFLA takes effect on Jan. 1, 2009, when employees will begin contributing to the fund. They will be able to start drawing benefits on July 1, 2009.

The PFLA applies to all private and government employers subject to the state’s unemployment compensation law, including local government employers that choose to opt out of the regular TDI program.

The PFLA allows paid leave for employees to care for:

  • A family member with a serious health condition, including psychological “comfort” and time to arrange third-party care
  • A newborn or n...(register to read more)

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