New York Paid Family Leave Benefits Take Effect
Author: Tracy Morley, XpertHR Legal Editor
Implementation Date: January 1, 2018
New York employees who have worked at least 26 consecutive weeks are eligible for paid family leave (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.
Beginning on January 1, 2018, employees receive eight weeks of PFL benefits during any 52-week calendar period at 50% of their average weekly wage. Beginning January 1, 2019, employees receive 10 weeks at 55%. Beginning January 1, 2020, employees receive 10 weeks at 60%. Beginning January 1, 2021, employees receive 12 weeks at 67%.