How does NJFLA work with bonding?

  1. If you are pregnant or just had a baby, you can take up to 12 weeks for pregnancy and recovery from childbirth under the FMLA, and you can then take an additional 12 weeks of NJFLA leave to bond with or care for your baby after your doctor certifies you are fit to return to work or you have exhausted your FMLA leave (whichever is earlier). 
  2. Any parent may take leave under the NJFLA to bond with or care for a newborn or a child just placed for adoption or foster care.