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New Jersey Statutes, Title: 43, PENSIONS AND RETIREMENT AND UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION
Section: 43:21-39.2: Duration of family temporary disability leave; continuous or intermittent; certification.
11. a. In the case of a family member who has a serious health condition, the benefits for family temporary disability leave may be taken intermittently when medically necessary, if: the total time within which the leave is taken does not exceed 12 months; the covered individual provides the employer with a copy of the certification required pursuant to subsection b. of this section; the covered individual provides the employer with prior notice of the leave not less than 15 days before the first day on which benefits are paid for the intermittent leave, unless an emergency or other unforeseen circumstance precludes prior notice; and the covered individual makes a reasonable effort to schedule the leave so as not to unduly disrupt the operations of the employer and, if possible, provide the employer, prior to the commencement of intermittent leave, with a regular schedule of the days or days of the week on which the intermittent leave will be taken. In the case of family temporary disability leave benefits to care for a family member with a serious health condition which are taken on a continuous, non-intermittent basis, the covered individual shall: provide the employer with prior notice of the leave in a reasonable and practicable manner, unless an emergency or other unforeseen circumstance precludes prior notice; provide a copy of the certification required pursuant to subsection b. of this section; make a reasonable effort to schedule the leave so as not to unduly disrupt the operations of the employer.
b. Any period of family temporary disability leave for the serious health condition of a family member of the covered individual shall be supported by certification provided by a health care provider. The certification shall be sufficient if it states:
(1) The date, if known, on which the serious health condition commenced;
(2) The probable duration of the condition;
(3) The medical facts within the knowledge of the provider of the certification regarding the condition;
(4) A statement that the serious health condition warrants the participation of the covered individual in providing health care, as provided in the "Family Leave Act," P.L.1989, c.261 (C.34:11B-1 et seq.) and regulations adopted pursuant to that act;
(5) An estimate of the amount of time that the covered individual is needed for participation in the care of the family member;
(6) If the leave is intermittent, a statement of the medical necessity for the intermittent leave and the expected duration of the intermittent leave; and
(7) If the leave is intermittent and for planned medical treatment, the dates of the treatment.
c. A covered individual claiming benefits to provide care for a family member with a serious health condition under the State plan or during unemployment shall, if requested by the division, have the family member submit to an examination by a health care provider designated by the division. The examinations shall not be more frequent than once a week, shall be made without cost to the claimant and shall be held at a reasonable time and place. Refusal of the family member to submit to an examination requested pursuant to this subsection shall disqualify the claimant from all benefits for the period in question, except from benefits already paid.
d. Any period of family temporary disability leave to engage in activities for which unpaid leave may be taken pursuant to section 3 of the "New Jersey Security and Financial Empowerment Act," P.L.2013, c.82 (C.34:11C-3), on the individual's own behalf, if the individual is a victim of an incident of domestic violence or a sexually violent offense, or to assist a family member of the individual who has been a victim of an incident of domestic violence or a sexually violent offense, shall, if requested by the division, be supported with certification provided to the division which meets the standards regarding sufficient documentation specified by subsection c. of section 3 of P.L.2013, c.82 (C.34:11C-3), whether or not the employer of the individual requires that documentation. Prior to taking the leave provided for in this subsection, an employee shall, if the necessity for the leave is foreseeable, and unless an emergency or other unforeseen circumstances precludes prior notice, provide the employer with written notice of the need for the leave, which shall be provided to the employer as far in advance as is reasonable and practical under the circumstances.
L.2008, c.17, s.11; amended 2019, c.37, s.14.
This section added to the Rutgers Database: 2019-03-13 14:50:44.
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