Paid Family Leave Insurance (PFL)
New Jersey's Paid Family Leave Act established the Family Leave Insurance (FLI) program. The FLI program helps families care for loved ones by providing up to six weeks of paid time off for the sole purpose of caring for a family member who is seriously ill. While the program is not specifically designed to care for the elderly, it can be used to care for one's aging parents. What Employers Need to Know about NJ PFL. Employers who have at least one employee for at least 30 days in a calendar year must either participate in the state program or offer a private insurance plan. Employers who participate in the state program must send employee contributions on their employees' behalf. The FLI program does not require that an employer hold one's job for the person taking leave. However, this program can be used in combination with the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), which does require that an employer hold one's job and requires them to continue providing any health insurance coverage. The FLI program is administered by the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development and is financed via employee wage deductions.
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