New Jersey Senate Passes Family Leave Act

Law360, New York (April 7, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- New Jersey lawmakers have paved the way for the state to become the third U.S. state to require employers to provide workers with compensation when they take time off of work to tend to a new baby or sick relative.

In a 21-15 vote on Monday, the state Senate approved the bill that would offer paid leave to workers for up to six weeks. The Assembly approved the Democrat- and union-backed measure last month, and Gov. Jon S. Corzine said he intends to sign off on...
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