Category: New Jersey

NJ Labor Dept. Announces Expanded Family Leave, Temporary Disability Benefits

On July 1, 2020, the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development issued a press release to announce an expansion of the state’s Temporary Disability Insurance and Family Leave Insurance Programs.

The press release is below and can be also be reviewed HERE.

The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development announced that – as of July 1 – eligible New Jersey workers can take more time off and receive a larger percentage of their wages under the state’s Temporary Disability Insurance and Family Leave Insurance programs.
 
Under both the Temporary Disability and Family Leave Insurance programs, eligible workers can now receive up to 85 percent of their average weekly salary, an increase from two-thirds, with a maximum benefit of $881 per week, up from $667.Read More

New Jersey DOL and Workforce Development releases guidance for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance for self-employed recipients

The federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was signed into law on March 27, 2020.    The CAREs Act provides assistance to workers who have been negatively impacted by the coronavirus emergency by creating Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA).  The Act also provides eligibility to the self-employed for federally funded Unemployment Assistance to be administered by each state.   

Under Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation, states will administer an additional $600 weekly payment to certain eligible individuals who are receiving other benefits.   Under the Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation program, states can provide up to 13 weeks of federally funded benefits to qualified individuals.   Read More

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