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.

State Disability and PFML Coverage at a Glance Learn more about Unum’s State Disability and PFML Coverage.

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.

Reasons for leave

  • To care for a family member with a serious healthy condition (child any age, spouse, domestic partner, parent, parent-in-law, grandparent, grandchild)
  • To bond with a new child due to birth, adoption or foster-care placement within the first year of the child's birth or placement
  • For qualifying military events related to a family member on active military duty (same qualifying exigency reasons as for FMLA)

The employer is not required to permit more than one employee to use same period of PFL to care for same family member

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.

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