New York State Paid Family Leave Law – January 1, 2018
The New York State Paid Family Leave Law (“PFL”) goes into effect January 1, 2018. The PFL will require nearly all private employers in New York State with one (1) or more employees to secure Paid Family Leave coverage for all full-time and part-time employees. The law will provide employees with paid leave for the following qualifying events:
- To care for a family member with a serious health condition;
- To bond with the employee’s child within the first 12 months following the birth, adoption or fostering of a child; or
- to assist the family if the employee’s spouse, domestic partner, child or parent is on active duty (or has been notified of an impending call or order to active duty) in the armed forces of the United States.