A couple of weeks ago we asked whether the federal government would pass a paid family leave law. Although it is still unclear whether a federal law will pass, it is clear, for now, that there will not be an expansion of paid family leave in New Jersey.
Governor Christie vetoed legislation that would have expanded paid family leave. In his veto remarks, Governor Christie complained about the financial impact of the law.
The veto is conditional, meaning if the legislature approved a bill with Christie’s suggested changes, the law would pass. However, it is clear that the legislature would not make Christies’ suggested changes as they have complained that his changes would gut the law.