Effective October 1, 2013, pursuant to the New Jersey Security and Financial Empowerment Act (“NJ SAFE Act“), New Jersey employers will be required to provide eligible employees with up to 20 days of unpaid leave in a 12-month period for employees who need leave because they are victims of domestic violence or sexual assault.
Full details of the NJ Safe Act are set forth in the attached The New Jersey Security and Financial Empowerment Alert.
If you have not already done so, leave policies should be reviewed and updated. This is especially true for employers that are subject to the Family and Medical Leave Act and the New Jersey Family Leave Act as there may be some overlap with leave taken under the NJ SAFE Act and those laws.
The Department of Labor has released the required New Jersey SAFE Act Poster.