New York Paid Family Leave

Paid family leave laws are changing across the U.S. as more states recognize the importance of employee time off for caring and healing.

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Understanding the Impact of COVID-19 on NY PFL & FMLA

Given the current state of the country and the focus on managing the workplace while dealing with the coronavirus outbreak, we hosted a webinar to focus on the impact of COVID-19 on NY PFL as well as other legislation and issues that have come into focus with COVID-19.

Benefit amount

NY PFL will be phased in over four years. These are the benefit levels for 2020:*

Maximum annual leave duration

  • Weekly leave: 10 weeks within a 52-consecutive-week period
  • Daily leave: Based on the average number of days per week the employee worked for the 8-week period prior to leave. After the law is fully implemented, leave will be capped at 60 days per year if the employee is scheduled 5+ days per week
  • Combined PFL and disability leave duration cannot exceed 26 weeks within a 52-week period

Pay during leave

  • Weekly benefit rate: Starting in 2020, 60% of employee's wage, or state average weekly wage, whichever is less, up to a maximum of $840.70. See other protections and provisions
  • Daily benefit rate: Employee's average weekly wage divided by the average number of scheduled days per week

*The 2020 benefit rate applies to events that begin after January 1, 2020.

Want to learn more?

With Unum Leave and Absence Management Solutions, you can be sure your organization stays in compliance with ever-changing laws, helping you avoid costly fines and legal fee while ensuring your employees get the time off they're entitled to.

To learn more, visit unum.com/fmla or contact your Unum Sales Representative.

Note: Current as of September 16, 2019 and subject to change as additional information becomes available from the state