|Date of Proposal: April 7, 2014
Proposal Number: PRN 2014-034
The proposal would readopt, with amendments, the Division on Civil Rights’ rules pertaining to the New Jersey Family Leave Act (34:11B-1 to 16). Proposed amendments to the rules incorporate recent amendments to the Family Leave Act and ensure, where appropriate, consistency with the requirements of the Federal Family and Medical Leave Act. The Division on Civil Rights is charged with enforcing the New Jersey Family Leave Act, which was enacted in 1989, and entitles most employees in the state to a maximum of 12 weeks of family leave from employment in a 24-month period. Under the New Jersey Family Leave Act, eligible employees may take family leave to provide care needed because of the birth or placement for adoption of a child, or the serious health condition of a child, parent, spouse or civil union partner. Employees returning from family leave are entitled to be restored to the position held prior to the leave, or an equivalent position. The rules proposed for readoption with amendments will continue to provide principles for interpreting the Family Leave Act consistent with the New Jersey Legislature’s intent, and will provide continued guidance to employers and employees regarding their legal rights and obligations. The rules proposed for readoption with amendments appear in the April 7, 2014 edition of the New Jersey Register.
Summary of Proposal:
A summary of the proposed readoption with amendments is posted on the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights Web site at: www.nj.gov/oag/dcr/proposed_rules.html
The public comment period for the proposed readoption ends on June 6, 2014.
Please direct all comments to:
Estelle Bronstein, Assistant Director
New Jersey Division on Civil Rights
P.O. Box 089
Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0089