As of January 1, 2018, most employees who work in New York State for private employers are eligible to take Paid Family Leave. If you are a public employee, your employer may choose to offer Paid Family Leave.
New York’s Paid Family Leave provides job-protected, paid time off so you can:
- bond with a newly born, adopted or fostered child;
- care for a close relative with a serious health condition; or
- assist loved ones when a family member is deployed abroad on active military service.
You can continue your health insurance while on leave and are guaranteed the same or a comparable job after your leave ends. If you contribute to the cost of your health insurance, you must continue to pay your portion of the premium cost while on Paid Family Leave.
Click here to view complete details on NY Paid Famiy Leave
Paid Family Leave Request Forms
Click here for forms to Bond with a Newborn, a Newly Adopted or Fostered Child
Click here for forms to Care for a Family Member with Serious Health Condition
Click here for forms to Assist Families in Connection with a Military Deployment