Here’s what you should know about NJFLI, NJFLA, & FMLA. What’s the difference, and how does each apply:

  • Benefits if you are bonding with a newborn, newly adopted, newly placed foster child, caring for a loved one with a serious physical or mental health condition including COVID-19, or handling certain matters related to domestic/sexual violence.
  • Must have earned $12,000 total or $240 weekly for 20 weeks total in employment in 18 months prior to the start of a claim.
  • This benefit is a “wage supplement” without job protection. 
  • Go to for more information.
  • Entitles certain employees to take up to 12 weeks of family leave in a 24-month period without losing their jobs. With some exceptions;
  • The EMPLOYER has at least 50 employees (or at least 30 employees as of June 30, 2019) or is a government entity, regardless of size.
  • The EMPLOYEE has worked for that employer for at least one year and has worked at least 1,000 hours during the last 12 months.
  • The LEAVE OF ABSENCE is being taken to care for or bond with a child within 1 year of the child’s birth, placement for adoption or foster care, care for a family member, or someone who is the equivalent of a family member who has a serious health condition.
  • The New Jersey Family Leave Act does not provide leave for the employee’s own health condition.
  • Go to for more information on eligibility and notification to the employer.
  • Provides up to 12 weeks of job-protected leave which can be used all at once or a minimum of one (1) hour increments.
  • You must have worked at least 12 months including at least 1,250 hours during the most recent 12 months.
  • Guarantees eligible employees maintain their Health Insurance benefits while out on leave.
  • Guarantees that an employee who returns to work will be given their previous position or an equivalent job with the same salary benefits and other conditions of employment.
  • Go to for more information about eligibility requirements.
For more information, contact HR at:
(856) 761-3900 follow prompts #2, #1, #2.
For additional questions or concerns,
contact a Local Officer or your Labor Reps:
Ellena Osborne (800) 292-0542 x119
Yolanda Brewer (800) 292-0542 x 124
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