New York Paid Family Leave Benefits Duration and Rate Increase to 12 Weeks and 67%

Author: Tracy Morley, XpertHR Legal Editor

Implementation Date: January 1, 2021

Beginning January 1, 2021, employees are eligible to receive 12 weeks of paid family leave (PFL) benefits during any 52-week calendar period at 67% of their average weekly wage, up from 10 weeks at 60%.

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.

+2015 Bill Text NY S.B. 6406.