New York Paid Family Leave Benefits Duration and Rate Increase to 10 Weeks and 55%
Author: Tracy Morley, XpertHR Legal Editor
Implementation Date: January 1, 2019
Beginning January 1, 2019, employees are eligible to receive 10 weeks of paid family leave (PFL) benefits during any 52-week calendar period at 55% of their average weekly wage, up from eight weeks at 50%.
Employees who have worked at least 26 consecutive weeks are eligible for PFL benefits for:
- Caring for a family member with a serious health condition;
- Bonding with a newborn baby or a newly adopted or fostered child; or
- A qualifying exigency related to a family member's active military service.