FAQ on New York State’s New Paid Family Leave Law

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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

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Now available from the Legal Momentum website, free of charge, is the new fact sheet covering answers to frequently asked questions (FAQ) about the new New York State Paid Family Leave Law. The law will take effect on January 1, 2018. As part of Legal Momentum’s Legal Protections for Women in the Workplace series, the New York State Paid Family Leave FAQ provides a concise overview of the law’s provisions and answers questions such as “Am I eligible?”; “When can I start taking paid family leave?”; and “How much paid leave can I take?” It was prepared by Gender Justice Fellow Seher Khawaja. Legal Momentum also advocated for passage of the new state law before it was enacted in 2016, as reported in the February/March 2016 News Brief. The law provides for paid leave for new and adoptive parents and other caregivers, and applies equally to women and men.

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