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Handling Paid Leave Requests in New Jersey

 

Learn best employer practices for complying with paid leave requirements.

In January 2009, New Jersey became one of only a handful of states mandating that certain kinds of family leave be paid leave. Thereafter, in October 2018, New Jersey again became one of the handful of states to adopt a Paid Sick Time Law that applies to substantially all New Jersey employers. Paid leave brings with it a host of employer compliance questions. For example, what must an employer do when an employee makes a paid leave request? How much does an employee get in terms of paid leave? Who pays for such paid leave? What laws are implicated by such a request, and who decides whether an employee is eligible for the requested paid leave? This topic will answer these and other similar related questions by examining the New Jersey paid leave statutes and assessing all required compliance obligations. This material will discuss best employer practices for complying with these paid leave requirements and will review the handling of paid leave requests under employment policies, and discuss how such policies can best be structured consistent with federal and state law requirements, including recently passed Federal paid COVID-19 leave laws. This is a great chance to get answers to such often tricky compliance questions.

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Ralph R. Smith, 3rd, Esq.

Ralph R. Smith, 3rd, Esq.

Capehart & Scatchard, P.A.

  • Shareholder and co-chair of the Labor and Employment Department of the law firm of Capehart & Scatchard, P.A.
  • Concentrates practice in the areas of labor and employment law, and complex commercial litigation
  • Represents companies in all kinds of labor and employment-related litigation in the federal and state courts of New Jersey and Pennsylvania
  • Regularly counsels clients on issues of compliance with both federal and state employment laws, including those that impact the area of employee background checks and dealing with arrested employees
  • Lectures widely and writes frequently in the field of labor and employment law
  • Has lectured at many Lorman Education Services seminars
  • Served as an adjunct professor at The Widener University Graduate School of Business, teaching labor and employment law
  • Member of the New Jersey Federal Bar Association; the New Jersey State Bar Association; the Historical Society of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey; and the Camden County Bar Association, Labor and Employment Committee
  • Former barrister instructor for the Camden County Inns of Court; former board member and legislative chair of the Society of Human Resource Management, Philadelphia Chapter; and a qualified mediator for the New Jersey Superior Court
  • J.D. degree, cum laude, Temple University School of Law; B.A. degree, magna cum laude, Temple University
  • Can be contacted at 856-914-2079 or [email protected]
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