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New York State Paid Family Leave Law

Through New York State Paid Family Leave, an eligible employee may be eligible to receive paid time off to bond with a new child, care for a family member with a serious health condition or assist a family member when someone is called to active military service.

The Benefit

Effective Jan. 1, 2020, through New York State Paid Family Leave, an eligible employee may be eligible to receive up to 10 weeks of paid leave at 60 (up from 55) percent of their average weekly wage in 2020. The 2020 NY State maximum benefit is $840.70 (up from $746.41) per week. The benefit amount changes each year and is announced by New York State.

This benefit is paid for by employees through payroll deductions each pay period on an after-tax basis. The amount of the deduction is 0.270 (up from 0.153) percent of an employee’s weekly wage.

Who's Eligible For This Benefit

  • An employee whose regular employment schedule is 20 hours or more per week and who has been employed for at least 26 consecutive work weeks
  • An employee whose regular employment schedule is less than 20 hours per week is eligible after 175 days of employment