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Two Family Leave Laws Enacted for Expectant Parents

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Two Family Leave Laws Enacted for Expectant Parents

Two new family leave laws enacted for expectant parents will expedite the process for receiving temporary disability and family leave benefits. On Monday, the laws took effect that will ease the process for applying for and receiving benefits through the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development for mothers who are expecting or home with a new infant. One law will reduce the wait time in which to receive compensation on claims that are approved. The second allows an expectant mother to submit claims up to 60 days before the claim period if they already know in advance when their leave will begin. Scheduled medical procedures also fall under the legislation.

The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) permits expectant parents to take time off from work to tend to a new infant. This allows parents to bond with their babies without losing income during this time. Mothers who are eligible for the program may receive four weeks of temporary disability benefits before they deliver their child and up to six weeks of family leave benefits after birth or eight weeks if the mother undergoes a C-section.

If you believe that your employer failed to provide the appropriate family leave benefits during your pregnancy, contact our South Jersey FMLA lawyers at Sidney L. Gold & Associates, P.C. at 215-569-1999 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. Our knowledgeable attorneys will protect your rights and recover the benefits to which you are entitled. We proudly serve clients throughout South Jersey and Pennsylvania from our offices in Pennsauken, New Jersey, and Philadelphia.

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