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Out-Of-State Employers

Out-Of-State Employers and Employees

Paid Family Leave is a benefit for people who work in New York State; it does not matter where the employer is headquartered or where the employee lives

For example: 

  • If you have one or more employees in employment in New York State for 30 or more days in a calendar year, you must obtain disability and Paid Family Leave coverage for those employees.
  • You can either purchase coverage from an insurance carrier of apply to the Workers' Compensation Board to become self-insured.
  • A list of insurers offering Paid Family Leave policies is available on the Department of Financial Services website.
  • If you want to self-insure you can contact the Workers' Compensation Board's Self-Insurance Office at [email protected]. Guidance for self-insurers is also available on the Workers' Compensation Board website.


When are employers exempted from providing Paid Family Leave coverage?

  • An employee who usually works outside New York State but occasionally comes into New York State for work is likely not considered a New York State employee.
  • An employer that is located outside of New York State does not need to cover employees who live in New York State but work outside of New York State.