16 May: Buono Measure To Inform Pregnant Women Of Disability Benefits Eligibility Passes Assembly

TRENTON – Employers would have to prominently post notices informing employees of participation in a temporary disability insurance (TDI) program and the right of pregnant women to receive disability benefits under a bill sponsored by Senator Barbara Buono and given final legislative approval by the Assembly today.

“Many women do not realize that New Jersey law recognizes pregnancy as a disability and makes them eligible for temporary disability benefits,” said Senator Buono, D-Middlesex. “This bill helps to educate New Jersey’s women to the benefits they are entitled to receive when they become pregnant. Hopefully this will allow more women to get pregnant and go on maternity leave without feeling like they are putting their family’s economic well-being at risk.”