To care for an ill family member, your own illness/injury, bonding/parental leave, reasons related to a family member called to active duty.
NJ PML and PFL is not job protected. Job protection may be provided through the New Jersey Family Leave Act (NJ FLA).
Other protections and provisions
Employees may elect to use (employer cannot require) available vacation/ PTO at 100% pay before using PFL benefits
Leave for bonding must be taken in increments of 1 day or more.
- 85% of average weekly wage to $903 maximum weekly benefit.
- Paid medical leave: 26 weeks maximum but capped at one-third base year wages. 7-day waiting period
- Paid family leave: 12 weeks maximum but capped at one-third base year wages. No waiting period