In 2016, Governor Cuomo signed into law the nation’s strongest and most comprehensive Paid Family Leave policy. Working families 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.
Questions? Call the Paid Family Leave Helpline at 844-337-6303 from 8:30am – 4:30pm ET, Monday - Friday
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.
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.
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.