N.J. Family-Leave Bill Vote Delayed By Amendments

Law360, New York (March 19, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The New Jersey Senate was forced to postpone a vote on proposed family-leave legislation after the state's Assembly Appropriations Committee amended the bill to strengthen protections to small businesses and increase penalties for workers cheating the program.

The modified bill, which would extend disability benefits to workers caring for sick relatives and newborn children, is not expected to return to the state Senate floor before the end of June.

The Assembly approved the bill in a 46 to 30 vote on March 13 but also toughened...
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