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Final New York Paid Family Leave Regulations Released: What Employers Need to Know

    The Workers’ Compensation Board adopted the final regulations for New York’s new Paid Family Leave Benefits Law (PFL) on July 19, 2017. Final Regulations were issued previously by the Department of Financial Services on May 16, 2017.

    PFL will provide broad paid family leave benefits through the state’s existing Disability Benefits Law. In addition to paid benefits, eligible employees have the right to a leave of absence and guaranteed reinstatement even if they are not protected by the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

    PFL is a result of a bill signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo enacting New York State’s 2016-2017 Budget. PFL will go into effect on January 1, 2018.

    Please click on the following link to read the full summary of some of PFL’s key provisions as clarified by the Final Regulations prepared by Jackson Lewis attorneys Frank Alvarez, Rich Greenberg, Dan Jacobs, Joe Lynett, Jenifer Bologna, Joe DiPalma, and Benjamin Yeamans.

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