There is little doubt that juggling work and family responsibilities can be difficult. There may be times when you need to take time off from work for family and medical reasons, such as caring for a sick family member or newborn.
The federal Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) was created to help employees balance work and family responsibilities and protect their job and health insurance. The act allows employees to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave each year to attend to certain family and medical emergencies.
In addition to the federal FMLA, many states, including New Jersey, have their own family and medical leave laws that offer added protection to employees. However, in order to be eligible for New Jersey’s leave law, workers must meet certain criteria.
The South Jersey medical leave lawyers at Sidney L. Gold & Associates provide this infographic that reviews the New Jersey Family Leave Act, including reasons to take leave, who is eligible, and how much leave you can take.
If you are New Jersey employee and believe that you were unjustly denied leave, contact our South Jersey medical leave lawyers to ensure that your legal rights are protected. Call us at 856-245-5737 or complete our online contact form to schedule a consultation today.