This year has brought some major advances in state paid family and medical leave laws across the country. But we won’t stop fighting until all workers across the country have the paid family and medical leave they need.
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In a tremendous victory many years in the making, the New Jersey Senate passed the Earned Sick and Safe Days Act. The law will allow New Jersey workers to earn up to 40 hours of paid sick time per year. Nearly all employers in New Jersey will be subject to the law, regardless of size.
This fact sheet focuses on the rights of pregnant workers in New Jersey and can help you better understand and confront discrimination on the job.
Planning for maternity leave can feel confusing. The United States is the only high-income country that does not guarantee workers or their families paid leave following the birth or adoption…