NEW JERSEY EMPLOYERS:
ARE YOU HAVING TROUBLE NAVIGATING THE INTERPLAY BETWEEN THE NEW FEDERAL AND STATE COVID-19 BENEFITS?
You are not alone! The landscape of what benefits may be available to employees in COVID related situations is constantly changing, especially in light of the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act (effective today) and enhanced unemployment benefits enumerated in the recent federal Relief for Workers Affected by Coronavirus Act.
To assist employers and employees, the New Jersey Department of Labor has now issued updated printable guides outlining COVID-19 related benefits and scenarios for NJ employees.
These guides answer many employer questions on the interplay between the new federal laws and already existing state programs (such as New Jersey Family Leave Insurance), including the sequencing of benefits, and we strongly recommend that employers in New Jersey review them:
CLICK HERE for the updated chart on COVID-19 Scenarios & Benefits Available (CLICK HERE for a version in Spanish.)
CLICK HERE for the guide on What NJ Workers Need to Know About the Families First Coronavirus Response Act
The first chart is copied below for ease of reference.
If you have any questions relating to this eAlert, or any other COVID-19 issue, please contact NFC’s COVID-19 Response Team as we are closely monitoring the rapidly changing legal landscape relating to this global pandemic. Please feel free to reach out to the NFC Attorney you typically work with or reach out to us directly.