Paid Family Leave
A Nation-Leading Paid Family Leave Policy

In 2016, New York enacted the nation’s strongest and most comprehensive Paid Family Leave policy so working families would not have to choose between caring for their loved ones and risking their economic security.

In November 2021, Governor Kathy Hochul signed legislation to further strengthen Paid Family Leave by expanding family care to cover siblings in 2023. Please check with your insurance carrier for details on when this goes into effect for your policy. For employees who work for self-insured employers, coverage begins January 1, 2023.


Paid Family Leave provides eligible employees job-protected, paid time off to:

Bond with a newly born, adopted or fostered child,

Care for a family member with a serious health condition, or

Assist loved ones when a spouse, domestic partner, child or parent is deployed abroad on active military service.


Paid Family Leave may also be available in some situations when an employee or their minor, dependent child is under an order of quarantine or isolation due to COVID-19.


Paid Family Leave also provides:
Job protection • Continued health insurance • Protection from discrimination or retaliation

Paid Family Leave Information For:

Get complete details on how to apply for Paid Family Leave, including an overview of the different types of leave.
Find your employer's paid family leave insurance carrier
You may search by your employer's name using the search function on the Workers' Compensation Board website to find your employer's Paid Family Leave insurance carrier.

Call the Paid Family Leave Helpline at (844) 337-6303
 Monday - Friday  8:30 AM - 4:30 PM EST

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