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          Paid Family Leave
                                             Presented by:
                                        James P. Hardway
                Department of Labor and Industrial Relations
                                          August 12, 2008
             California


• Social Insurance

State Disability Insurance (SDI)

Paid Family Leave (PFL)
                      California

   Provides benefits but does not provide job
    protection or return rights.
       FMLA and California Family Rights Act
       Company Leave Policy


   Provides eligible workers partial wage
    replacement when taking time off work to care
    for parents, children, spouses, and registered
    domestic partners or to bond with a new minor
    child.
                   California

   Be covered by State Disability Insurance (SDI)
    (or a voluntary plan in lieu of SDI) and have
    earned at least $300 in your base period from
    which deductions were withheld.

   Complete your claim forms accurately,
    completely, truthfully, and timely.

   Submit your claim no earlier than 9 days, but
    no later than 49 days after the first day your
    family care leave began.
                       California

   Serve a 7-day unpaid waiting period

   100% Employee Funded
       0.8% of MTW $86,698


   Offers up to 6 weeks of benefits in a 12-month period.

   Provides benefits of approximately 55 percent of lost
    wages.
       Minimum $50 per week
       Maximum $917 per week
                    California

   Supply medical information that supports your
    claim that the care recipient has a serious
    health condition and requires your care.

   Provide documentation to support a claim for
    bonding with a new biological, adopted, or
    foster child.

   Use up to two weeks of any earned but
    unused vacation leave or paid time off (PTO)
    if required by your employer prior to the initial
    receipt of benefits.
         California - Ineligibility

   State Disability Insurance

   Unemployment Insurance

   Workers’ Compensation

   You are not working or looking for work
    at the time you begin your family care
    leave
         California - Ineligibility

   No Loss of wages

   Treating physician or practitioner must
    certify

   In custody due to conviction of a crime.
         California - Ineligibility

   Loss of wages

   Treating physician or practitioner must
    certify

   In custody due to conviction of a crime.
            New jersey

• Social Insurance

Private Insurance

Temporary Disability Insurance (TDI)

Paid Family Leave (PFL)
                   New Jersey

   Provides benefits but does not provide job
    protection or return rights.
       FMLA and New Jersey Family Leave Act
       Company Leave Policy


   Provides eligible workers partial wage
    replacement when taking time off work to care
    for parents, children, spouses, and registered
    domestic partners or to bond with a new minor
    child.
                   New Jersey

   Be covered by NJ Temporary Disability
    Benefits Law
       Employer with 1 or more employees
        earning $1000 in current or prior year


   Complete your claim forms accurately,
    completely, truthfully, and timely.
                      New Jersey

   Serve a 7-day unpaid waiting period

   100% Employee Funded
       0.09% of MTW $27,700 ($0.48 a week)
       0.12% in 2010 ($0.64 a week)


   Offers up to 6 weeks of benefits in a 12-month period.

   Provides benefits of approximately two-thirds of lost
    wages.
       Minimum $50 per week
       Maximum $524 per week
                     New Jersey

   Supply medical information that supports your claim
    that the care recipient has a serious health condition
    and requires your care.

   Reasonable effort to not disrupt operations

   Provide Employer on Timeframe

   Use up to two weeks of any earned but unused
    vacation leave or paid time off (PTO) if required by
    your employer prior to the initial receipt of benefits.
                     New Jersey

   Supply medical information that supports your claim
    that the care recipient has a serious health condition
    and requires your care.

   Reasonable effort to not disrupt operations

   Provide Employer on Timeframe

   Use up to two weeks of any earned but unused
    vacation leave or paid time off (PTO) if required by
    your employer prior to the initial receipt of benefits.
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