Work & Family Policy Database
Small Necessities Leave
State: New Jersey
Subject: Small Necessities, Job-Protected Leave
Bill: A.B. 1421
Sponsor: Watson Coleman (D)
Date Introduced: 01/10/2012
Referred to Committee on Labor: 01/10/2012
Guarantees eight hours of leave in a 12-month period for workers to attend any school-related conference, meeting, function or other event requested or required by a school teacher, administrator or staffperson. Workers who are parents of a child in public school, who have been employed for at least 12 months and who have worked at least 1,000 hours in the previous 12 months are eligible.
Requires the school principal to provide notice to the parent, which the parent must then provide to their employer. Both parents are entitled to leave whether employed by the same or a different employer.
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