Paid Family Leave

The University provides paid family leave at 100% base pay. Duration of the benefit depends on the reason for the leave.

Up to two weeks of paid leave for:

  • Caring for a family member who has a serious health condition
  • Caring for family member who has been a victim of domestic violence or a sexually violent offense under the NJ Safe Act

Up to eight weeks of paid leave for:

  • Bonding with one's own newborn child, newly-placed foster child, or newly-adopted child

Employee can only take a maximum of eight weeks of Paid Family Leave in a 12-month period.

This time counts concurrently against the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the New Jersey Family Leave Act (NJFLA). If the employee is not eligible for FMLA or NJFLA and the supervisor can clearly demonstrate that the absence will interfere with the effective operation of the workplace, the employee may be asked to take the leave at a different time within the first year.

With supervisory approval, the leave can be taken consecutively or intermittently in half-day or in full-day increments over a period of 12 consecutive months. Refer to the Paid Family Leave policy for more information.

If there are any discrepancies between the information in this publication, verbal representations, and the plan documents, the plan documents always govern. Although Princeton intends to continue these benefits, the University reserves the right to amend or terminate these plans at any time.