The New York State Paid Family Leave (PFL) Law provides paid leave to employees for:
- maternity and paternity leave (bonding leave), including leave related to adoption and foster care obligations prior to the child’s placement with the family;
- to care for a family member with a serious health condition;
- and to assist loved ones when a family member is deployed abroad on active military service.
PFL changes will take place on January 1, 2021. New York’s paid family leave law applies to private sector employers that have one or more employees employed in New York on each of at least 30 days in any calendar year.
An employee who works 20 hours or more per week is eligible for paid family leave benefits if the employee works for a covered employer for 26 or more consecutive weeks.
Final regulations implementing the law confirm that a part-time employee (one who works fewer than 20 hours per week) is eligible for paid family leave after he or she has worked for a covered employer for 175 days.
Once an employee has met the eligibility requirement, they remain eligible for the duration of his/her employment.
Here are the changes that took place during implementation:
|Criteria||2018||2019||2020||2021||2021 % Change|
|Max Annual Wage||$ 67,907.00||$ 70,569.00||$ 72,859.26||$ 75,409.00||3.5%|
|Max Weekly Wage||$ 1,305.92||$ 1,357.10||$ 1,401.17||$ 1,450.17||3.5%|
|Max Benefit %||50%||55%||60%||67%||11.7%|
|Max Weekly Benefit||$ 652.96||$ 746.40||$840.70||$ 971.62||15.6%|
|Max Annual Contribution||$ 85.56||$ 107.97||$ 196.72||$ 385.34||95.9%|
|Max Benefit Duration||8 Weeks||10 Weeks||10 Weeks||12 Weeks|
If you need assistance with NY Disability, Paid Family Leave or Workers Compensation, call The Flanders Group at 800-462-6435.