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Paid Family Leave

The Nation's Strongest Paid Family Leave Policy

In 2016, Governor Cuomo signed into law the nation’s strongest and most comprehensive Paid Family Leave policy. Working families will no longer have to choose between caring for their loved ones and risking their economic security.

Starting January 1, 2018, New York State's Paid Family Leave provides New Yorkers with job-protected, paid leave to bond with a new child, care for a loved one with a serious health condition or to help relieve family pressures when someone is called to active military service abroad.

Establishing Paid Family Leave marks a pivotal next step in the pursuit of equality and dignity in both the workplace and home.

Paid Family Leave: It's Your Right

What You Need to Know

Employers

Learn more about Paid Family Leave and what you need to know as an employer.

Employees

Get complete details on Paid Family Leave, including an overview of the wage and time off benefits, eligibility information, and more.

How to Apply

View step-by-step instructions on how to request Paid Family Leave, including the forms and supporting documentation you’ll need.

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PAID FAMILY LEAVE FORMS

Paid Family Leave Helpline

Questions? Call the Paid Family Leave Helpline at 844-337-6303 from 8:30am – 4:30pm ET, Monday-Friday

Paid Family Leave: Family Matters

Helping New Yorkers in Need

Eligibility

Employees with a regular schedule of 20 or more hours per week are eligible after 26 weeks of employment or with a regular schedule of less than 20 hours per week after 175 days worked.

Downloadable Guides

Download and print facts sheets and frequently asked questions for employers, employees, and health care providers.

Quick Links to Helpful Paid Family Leave Resources

Putting Loved Ones First

Maternity & Paternity Leave

Whether you are expecting, fostering or adopting a child, you deserve to take time to care for your child without having to risk your economic security.

Caring for a Loved One

The time you spend caring for a loved one with a serious health condition is critical, whether it be a child, parent, parent-in-law, grandchild, grandparent, spouse or domestic partner.

Military Service

Paid Family Leave enables loved ones to spend time with those called to active military service and alleviates the pressure of working and caring for a child while a loved one is away.

Stay Informed

Paid Family Leave Helpline

Questions? Call the Paid Family Leave Helpline at 844-337-6303 from 8:30am – 4:30pm ET, Monday - Friday