On Wednesday July 19, 2017, the New York State Workers Compensation Board posted Final Regulations regarding New York Paid Family Leave (PFL), which takes effect on January 1, 2018.

Final regulations can be found here:

http://www.wcb.ny.gov/PFL/pfl-regs.jsp

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that the state has adopted regulations implementing New York’s Paid Family Leave program. These regulations outline the responsibilities of employers and insurance carriers in implementing the most comprehensive paid family leave program in the nation.

New parents, family members caring for sick relatives, and employees with family members deployed abroad on active military duty, are eligible for Paid Family Leave benefits starting January 1, 2018.

More information can be found at:

http://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-announces-regulations-implementing-new-yorks-nation-leading-paid-family-leave

https://www.ny.gov/sites/ny.gov/files/atoms/files/PaidFamilyLeave_BusinessOwnerFactSheet.pdf

https://www.ny.gov/programs/new-york-state-paid-family-leave