NJ Domestic Violence Leave Bill Heads To Christie's Desk

Law360, New York (May 22, 2013, 3:51 PM EDT) -- New Jersey employers would have to allow 20 days of leave time for domestic violence victims or potentially face legal action under a bill that lawmakers sent to Gov. Chris Christie Monday with broad bipartisan support.

The New Jersey Security and Financial Empowerment Act, or S2177, would provide domestic violence victims with more protection and financial security by allowing them time to obtain medical attention or counseling, pursue legal remedies, or relocate, sponsors say. The state Assembly passed the bill on Monday in a 77-0 vote,...
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