New York State Paid Family Leave
In 2016, Governor Cuomo signed into law the nation’s strongest and most comprehensive Paid Family Leave policy. Today, working families no longer have to choose between caring for their loved ones and risking their economic security.
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 also provides:
Job protection • Continued health insurance • Protection from discrimination or retaliation