Additional Disability & Leave Updates

Benefit changes surrounding New Jersey Temporary Disability Insurance (TDI) and Family Leave Insurance (FLI), as well as California Paid Family Leave (PFL), will go into effect July 1, 2020. Outlined below are updates that may impact your employee population.

New Jersey Benefit Changes

The benefit level is increasing for both New Jersey Temporary Disability Insurance (TDI) and Family Leave Insurance (FLI) beginning July 1, 2020.

For TDI, the benefit percentages will increase from 66 2/3% of an employee’s average weekly wage (AWW) capped at 53% of the NJ statewide average weekly wage (NJS AWW) to 85% of an employee’s AWW capped at 70% of NJS AWW. This brings the maximum weekly benefit amount to $881 for the remainder of 2020.

Additionally, the following FLI benefit changes will also go into effect:

  • Leave duration will increase to 12 weeks.
  • The intermittent leave duration will increase to a maximum of 56 days.

To learn more, visit the State of New Jersey’s Department of Labor and Workforce Development website.

California Paid Family Leave Changes

Effective July 1, 2020, the total claim time frame for California Paid Family Leave (PFL) will be extended from 6 weeks to 8 weeks. PFL provides working Californians the ability to take time off of work to care for a seriously ill family member or to bond with a new child. Individuals may choose to delay filing their PFL claim until July 1, 2020, or after, to receive the extended leave benefit.

For additional information, visit the State of California’s Employment Development Department website.


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