New York Paid Family Leave Law
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Beginning Jan. 1, 2018, New York will offer paid family leave for eligible employees. The New York Paid Family Leave Benefit (NY PFL) is an amendment to Article 9 of the New York State Workers’ Compensation Law enacted in April 2016. After a four-year, phase-in period, this amendment will provide up to 12 weeks of job-protected PFL to:
- take care of a seriously ill family member;
- bond with a newborn, adopted, or foster child; or
- for family members on active military duty deployment or who have been notified of an impending call/order to active duty as defined by the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
New York joins California, New Jersey, and Rhode Island as the only states to offer a PFL program.
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