New York Paid Family Leave Rules Announced: Delivery Date January 1, 2018

March 20, 2017

On February 22, 2017, the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board (the “Board”) released proposed rules (the “Proposed Rules”) establishing the rights and responsibilities of employees, employers, and insurance carriers with respect to paid family leave under the New York Paid Family Leave Benefits Law (the “PFL”).  The PFL was signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo on April 4, 2016 and goes into effect on January 1, 2018.  (A summary of the PFL from our April 2016 Client Alert can be found here).

The Proposed Rules provide additional clarity and guidance regarding eligibility, notice requirements, payment of benefits, employer obligations, and other provisions of the PFL.  The Board is accepting comments on the Proposed Rules for a 45 day period.  This alert contains a summary of some notable provisions of the Proposed Rules.

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