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New Jersey Expands Family-Leave Law in Response to Virus

April 15, 2020, 1:24 PM

New Jersey employers must give up to 12 weeks of unpaid family leave for employees affected by school closures or quarantine orders related to the Covid-19 pandemic, under legislation Gov. Phil Murphy (D) signed into law.

The new law expands the state’s existing family leave program by requiring employers to grant job-protected leave for employees who are caring for sick or quarantined family members due to Covid-19 or caring for a child whose school is closed. Murphy announced signing the bill, S2374, late Tuesday, and it takes effect retroactively to March 25.

New Jersey joins a handful of other ...