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New Jersey Expands Earned Sick Leave and Temporary Disability Benefits Laws To Clarify Coronavirus-Related Eligibility

On March 25, 2020, the Governor of New Jersey signed into law legislation expanding the state’s existing Earned Sick Leave Law and Temporary Disability Benefits Law, to cover additional leaves of absence necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Generally, the legislation amends the laws to define employee eligibility for paid leave benefits during times when the … Continued

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New Jersey’s Family Leave Insurance Poster Updated

The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development issued an updated Family Leave Insurance poster to reflect recent amendments made to the state’s leave laws. As described in our blog post on the New Jersey amendments, significant changes were implemented, including but not limited to: Expansion of the definition of covered family members for … Continued

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New Jersey Governor Conditionally Vetoes Three Bills

Last month, we updated you on the status of summer legislative activities, including three pending bills in New Jersey. Governor Phil Murphy has issued conditional vetoes for all three, citing concerns about the infrastructure to support them. In New Jersey, a conditional veto is one in which the Governor objects to parts of a bill … Continued

San Francisco Tightens up its Paid Parental Leave Ordinance

San Francisco made history in April when it passed the first city-mandated full paid parental leave ordinance. The law provided for 6 weeks of topped off benefits for employees bonding with a child during the first year after birth, adoption, or foster placement of a minor child. When a San Francisco employee receives California Paid … Continued

The Seasons and the Leave Laws are Changing

By: Compliance Team As the seasons change from summer to fall, so too do leave of absence laws. And it’s been busy lately on the legislative and regulatory front: here’s a summary of the changes made over the last few weeks. California:  On August 30, California passed the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014, … Continued

Jersey City Jumps on the Local Paid Leave Bandwagon

By Lori Welty, Reed Group Compliance Counsel On September 25, Jersey City became New Jersey’s first city, and the nation’s sixth, to require private employers to offer paid sick leave. We have previously written about other cities enacting similar ordinances, and it certainly appears that this trend is continuing to gain momentum. Jersey City’s ordinance … Continued

Reed Group mourns the loss of Randy Herndon

Reed Group has suffered a tragic loss in the passing of Randy Herndon, Vice President, Service and Software Sales.  Randy is survived by his wife and two grown children. Randy joined Reed Group in April, 2012. He knew our industry well, learned our business quickly and has been a constant force of optimism and good … Continued