New York Family Paid Leave In Effect January 1, 2018

Employees working in the state of New York will contribute 0.126% of their weekly wage, up to the New York State Average Weekly Wage.

The maximum weekly deduction in 2018 is $1.65.

NY PFL provides paid time off to:

Bond with a newly born, adopted, or fostered child
Care for a close relative with a serious health condition
Assist when a family member is deployed abroad on active military duty

In 2018, employees may use up to 8 weeks of NY PFL and receive 50% of their average weekly earnings, up to a maximum weekly benefit of $652.96, during the leave.

Eligibility:

Full-time employees: If you work a regular work schedule of 20 or more hours per week, you are eligible after 26 consecutive weeks of employment.

Part-time employees: If you work a regular work schedule of less than 20 hours per week, you are eligible after working 175 days, which do not need to be consecutive.

You are eligible regardless of your citizenship and/or immigration status.

New York Paid Family Leave will run concurrent with federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave and all other applicable leaves for which an employee is eligible.

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