Want to Read More? To continue reading this article, please Log in or Register Now

Other Leaves: New Jersey

Other Leaves requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: John Sarno, Employer's Association of New Jersey


  • There are various types of leave that may be available to an employee in New Jersey. See Leaves of Absence.
  • The New Jersey Family Leave Act mandates that eligible employees be provided with a leave of absence under certain circumstances. See Family Leave.
  • An eligible employee is entitled to earned sick and safe time for certain qualifying reasons. See Paid Sick Leave.
  • An eligible employee is entitled to a leave following an incident of domestic or sexual violence. See Domestic Violence Leave.
  • Full-time or part-time employees who left their jobs to perform military service must be restored to their position or a position of like seniority, status and pay, as long as the employee meets certain reinstatement requirements (and the employer's circumstances have not changed to make it impossible or unreasonable to do so). See Military Leave.
  • It is unlawful to terminate an employee who fails to report because of volunteer emergency responder service during a state of emergency declared by the US President or the Governor. See Emergency Responder Leave.
  • All employers must provide jury duty leave to employees. See Jury Duty Leave.