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Jul 06, 2017

Paid Family Leave Law: Guidance Affecting The New York Hospitality Industry

  
 
Under the recent Paid Family Leave Law (PFLL), which will go into effect on January 1, 2018, and fully phased in by 2021, New York employers will be required to provide eligible individuals with paid time off from work in order to care for an infant, care for a family member with a serious health condition, or relieve family pressures when someone is called to active military service.

On January 1, 2018, individuals will be entitled to take 8 weeks of paid leave under the PFLL and will be entitled to receive 50% of their average weekly wage or 50% of the state average weekly wage, whichever is lower. Upon full implementation of the PFLL in 2021, eligible individuals will be entitled to receive up to 67% of their average weekly wage or 67% of the state average weekly wage, whichever is lower, for up to 12 weeks in a 52 consecutive week period. Despite coverage not commencing until January 1, 2018, employers may commence payroll deductions to fund the PFLL policy premiums as of July 1, 2017.  

For a more comprehensive summary of the PFLL, please read the recent alert issued by the law firm of Fox Rothschild.