NYS Paid Family Leave
In 2016, Governor Cuomo signed into law the nation's strongest
and most comprehensive Paid Family Leave policy.
Starting January 1, 2018, the New York State Paid Family Leave Program will provide New Yorkers job-protected, paid leave to bond with a new child, care for a loved one with a serious health condition or to help relieve family pressures when someone is called to active military service.

Phased in over four years
2018 -   8 Weeks of Family Leave
2019 - 10 Weeks of Family Leave
2020 - 10 Weeks of Family Leave
2021 - 12 Weeks of Family Leave

Employee Pay Out
Paid Family Leave provides employees a percentage of their average weekly wage, not to exceed a percentage of the New York State average weekly wage (NYSAWW), which is set every year.

2018 - 50% of average weekly wage - not to exceed 50% of NYSAWW
2019 - 55% of average weekly wage - not to exceed 55% of NYSAWW
2020 - 60% of average weekly wage - not to exceed 60% of NYSAWW
2021 - 67% of average weekly wage - not to exceed 67% of NYSAWW

Other Employee Benefits
- Full Time - Eligible 26 weeks from the date of hire
- Part Time employees eligible after working 175 days
- Employees are guaranteed job protection and continuation of health insurance while on Paid Family Leave. Employees must continue to pay their contribution to premium cost.
- Employees may take intermittently or for less than a full work week in increments of one full day or one-fifth of the weekly benefit

- Mandatory for every Private Employer in New York State
- There is no minimum number of employee requirements for employers
- Employers should contact their current New York Disability Benefits carrier to learn more about adding Paid Family Leave coverage.
- The employee will receive the Paid Family Leave benefit through the insurance policy.
- The Paid Family Leave insurance premium will be funded in full by your employees

We will keep you informed as new details are released.

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