FMLA & NJ State Leave
We are a Florida Corporation that has facilities in NJ. Questions regarding FMLA and NJ Family Leave have come up many times. The latest one is whether Federal FMLA and NJ Family Leave run concurrently during a pregnancy leave. My understanding is that Federal FMLA applies while the employee is under a doctor's care, but when she is released, the State leave commences and runs concurrently with the end of the Federal leave. This may limit the employee to less than 24 weeks (depending upon the length of her disability). However, some of the Supervisors are saying that the employee is entitled to the full 24 weeks. Also, they have said that the Federal FMLA does not begin until the employee has exhausted their State Disability. I have searched through the state statutes and cannot find any answers. Any help would be appreciated.