As all New York employers should now know, a law was recently passed providing paid family leave to New York employees. The program provides a portion of the employee’s salary when that employee needs to take time off to care for a family medical issue. Employers were allowed to begin deductions from employees’ paychecks beginning July 1.
While the law was passed some time ago, some of the details of the practical application of the law were still unclear. Regulations were released yesterday that provide some clarity on how the paid leave programs should be implemented. The program will eventually grant employees up to 12 weeks of paid leave, but the amount of time available when the program begins in 2018 will be limited to 8 weeks. The full regulations can be found here.
For additional information on the implementation and administration of New York’s paid family leave program, please contact an Underberg & Kessler employment law attorney.