NJ Employers Face New Liability With Leave For Abuse Victims

Law360, New York (August 8, 2013, 8:08 PM EDT) -- A recently enacted New Jersey statute guaranteeing unpaid leave for domestic violence and sexual assault victims covers more employers than better-known leave laws and should prompt businesses to update corporate policies and educate managers to avoid serious legal consequences, attorneys said.

Signed by Gov. Chris Christie on July 17, the bipartisan New Jersey Security and Financial Empowerment Act provides up to 20 days of unpaid leave to employees who are victims of domestic violence or a sexual assault and have been with a company for at...
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