Description of Benefit
New Jersey Family Leave Insurance (NJFLI) allows eligible employees up to 12 weeks of paid leave to bond with a newborn or newly adopted child or to provide care for a family member with a serious health condition.
NJFLI may provide up to 85% of an employee’s average weekly wages, up to the maximum amount set for that calendar year by the State of New Jersey.
NJFLI benefits are approved and payable through the State.
Vacation or any other paid leave provided by Princeton can not be used to offset pay from the State paid leave program.
Cost of Benefit
This benefit is provided at no additional cost beyond the State tax that the University is required to withhold from employee’s paychecks to finance the program.
For the most current State eligibility requirements, visit the State website.
Deadlines and Enrollment Process
- Employees must complete this application directly with the State of New Jersey.
The State requires that employers receive notice at least 30 days prior to the start of the leave. A delay may cause a reduction in benefit entitlement.
This benefit will count concurrently against the federal and state programs: Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the NJ Family Leave Act (NJFLA). If not eligible for FMLA/NJFLA, any time off is at the discretion of the employee’s department.
When applying for NJFLI, employee must apply for unpaid leave from the University.
- Requests leave from the supervisor in writing at least 30 days prior to the leave for the birth or placement of a child for adoption or foster care, or 15 days prior to the leave for the care of a covered family member with a serious health condition
- Request leave through Extended Absence Management.