NY Launches Website on New Paid Family Leave Law

Among other things, the new Paid Family Leave website contains information on:

  • The phase-in timeline for Paid Family Leave benefits;
  • Eligibility for benefits;
  • Benefit amounts and calculations; and
  • FAQs.

Click here to view the new website.

New York has enacted a Paid Family Leave law that will apply to employers of all business sizes. When the law is fully phased in over the next several years, employees will be eligible for 12 weeks of paid, job-protected leave when certain life events occur. During any period of family leave, employers are required to maintain any existing health benefits of eligible employees in force for the duration of such leave. The weekly benefit for family leave will be phased in over a period of several years. Click here for additional details on eligibility and the phase-in schedule.

Employers will be required to purchase a Paid Family Leave insurance policy or self-insure. The premium of the policy will be paid for by employees. No employer will be required to fund any portion of the family leave benefit. Employers will not have to pay an employee’s salary while the worker is on leave—the employee will receive the Paid Family Leave benefit through the insurance policy.

Click here for more information.

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