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Family Leave

The Westfield Board of Education is covered under the New Jersey Family Leave State Plan.

To apply, follow this protocol:

1. You cannot apply until your first day of unpaid leave.

2. You will file the application with the State of NJ, as detailed below.
 

There are 2 parts to the FL-1 Application for Family Leave Insurance Benefits: 

YOU, the applicant complete Parts A, B, C (if applicable)

Payroll will complete Part D (Employer’s Statement Sections 1 and 2)*

 

* The Employer's Statement Sections will be forwarded to you in advance of your first unpaid day.  You will then transmit both parts together to the state for processing.

Read carefully below for benefits information. 
New Jersey law provides up to twelve (12) weeks of Family Leave Insurance benefits. Benefits are payable to covered employees from either the New Jersey State Plan or an approved employer-provided private plan to:

• Bond with a child during the first 12 months after the child's birth, if the covered individual or the domestic partner or civil union partner of the covered individual, is a biological parent of the child, or the first 12 months after the placement of the child for adoption with the covered individual.

• Care for a family member with a serious health condition supported by a certification provided by a health care provider. Claims may be filed for six consecutive weeks, for intermittent weeks, or for 42 intermittent days during a 12 month period beginning with the first date of the claim.

Family member means a child, spouse, domestic partner, civil union partner, or parent of a covered individual.

Child means a biological, adopted, or foster child, stepchild or legal ward of a covered individual, child of a domestic partner of the covered individual, or child of a civil union partner of the covered individual, who is less than 19 years of age or is 19 years of age or older but incapable of self-care because of mental or physical impairment.

New Jersey State Plan - Contact

Employees covered under the New Jersey State Plan can obtain information pertaining to the program and an application for Family Leave Insurance benefits (Form FL-1) by visiting the Department of Labor and Workforce Development's web site at www.nj.gov/labor, by telephoning the Division of Temporary Disability Insurance's Customer Service Section at (609) 292-7060, or by writing to the Division of Temporary Disability Insurance, PO Box 387, Trenton, NJ 08625-0387.