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Baby on the way? N.J. just made it easier to get family leave, temporary disability.

Sam Marcus | October 8, 2019 | NJ Advance Media |


New Jersey residents expecting babies just got a boost under a pair of laws that took effect Monday.

The state’s paid family leave program is due for a big update next summer. But in the meantime, a pair of new laws designed to speed up and ease the process of collecting cash from the state’s temporarily disability and family leave insurance programs have rolled out.

These two laws will change the way the state’s Department of Labor and Workforce Development processes applications for New Jersey workers taking leave for a disability or new child in order to cut down on the wait time to receive payments once a claim their approved.

New Jersey’s family leave insurance pays workers a share of their lost wages while caring for a newborn, a newly adopted child or an ill family member, while temporary disability insurance acts as state-run short-term disability for someone sick or injured and unable to work.


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