New family leave act in effect

On Friday, May 3, 2008 New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine signed the nations’ third “Family Leave Act” allowing workers up to six weeks off to care for a newborn or newly adopted child, or a sick parent, spouse or child. They could collect up to two-thirds of their pay, up to a maximum of $524 a week. The Bill (A-873) is available here:

Greg Lois is the managing partner of LOIS LLC and dedicates his practice to defending employers and carriers in New York and New Jersey workers' compensation claims. Greg is the author of a popular series of "Handbooks" on workers' compensation, and is the co-author of the 2016-2019 Lexis-Nexis New Jersey Workers' Compensation Practice Guide. Greg can be reached at 201-880-7213 or