TRENTON – Senate President Steve Sweeney and Senator Patrick Diegnan on Monday will lead a roundtable discussion on the effort to expand New Jersey’s Paid Family Leave law. Senator Sweeney and Senator Diegnan are sponsors of legislation that would expand the successful program that allows employees to take paid time from work to care for newborn children or for sick family members. The bill, S-3805, would increase the amount of the weekly benefit and lengthen the leave time under the insurance program currently in place.
Also participating in the forum will be: Charlie Wowkanech, President, AFL-CIO; Eric Richards, Legislative Affairs Coordinator, AFL-CIO; Dena Mottola Jaborska, Associate Director, NJ Citizen Action; Jon Whiten, Vice President, NJ Policy Perspective; Karen White, Executive Director, Rutgers Center for Women and Work; Ev Liebman, AARP, and Brian Shott, NJ Government Relations Director, American Cancer Society.
The roundtable will take place at 1:00 p.m., Monday, May 8 in Room 104 of the State House in Trenton.