On July 1, 2009, New Jersey’s Family Leave Insurance law went into effect, allowing most workers to take paid time off (up to six weeks) to care for a new child or a sick family member. Since then, tens of thousands of New Jersey families have benefitted from the policy; through May 31 of this year, a total of 84,456 leave claims have been approved and $208.9 million in benefits have been paid out.
We thought we’d celebrate the anniversary of this successful pro-family and pro-business policy by sharing a video made earlier this year by our partners at The Amplification Project, a new New Jersey-based nonprofit that uses data-driven digital media to push for policy reform goals. Enjoy:
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