Thomas J. Szymanski
NJFLA—Expanded Reasons for Leave
During a state of emergency declared by the Governor, or when indicated to be needed by the Commissioner of Health or other public health authority, due to “an epidemic of a communicable disease, a known or suspected exposure to the communicable disease, or efforts to prevent spread of a communicable disease,” an employee may use NJFLA leave for the following new reasons:
- Childcare—to care for a child due to a school or daycare closure;
- Mandatory quarantine— to care for a family member subject to mandatory quarantine; and
- Voluntary self-quarantine—to care for a family member whose doctor recommends a voluntary self-quarantine.