Absent with Leave: Paid Family Leave has begun in NY, but questions remain
January 22, 2018
Paid Family Leave has begun in NY, but questions remain
Paid Family Leave took effect in New York at the start of the year, making most employees eligible for the significant benefit. Private employers were required to ensure their employees have paid family leave coverage by Jan. 1, which included setting up a policy through an insurance carrier and deducting employee contributions to fund the program.
However, employers continue to have questions as they wrap their heads around the new program that in 2018 provides eligible employees with eight weeks of leave at 50 percent of their average wage or 50 percent of the state’s average wage (currently $1,305.92), whichever is lower. This will graduate to 12 weeks at 67 percent of average wages in 2021; the 2019 and 2020 limits are 10 weeks at 55 percent and 60 percent of average wages, respectively.
Domenique C. Moran is quoted in this article. Please see pdf for full article.
Reprinted with permission from Long Island Business News, January 19-25 issue.
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