Acting AG Bruck: Division on Civil Rights Adopts New Rules Containing Expanded Family Leave Act Protections for Workers and Their Families

TRENTON – Acting Attorney General Andrew J. Bruck announced today that the Division on Civil Rights (DCR) has adopted amendments to its rules under the New Jersey Family Leave Act (NJFLA), including amendments based on a law signed by Governor Murphy to expand protections for family leave related to COVID-19.

The amendments promote the health and safety of New Jersey workers and their families by allowing more employees to take family leave for more reasons than ever before without fear of job loss—including for reasons related to a public health epidemic such as COVID-19. Under the rules, eligible employees are generally entitled to return to the same positions they held prior to taking family leave.

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