January 21, 2019 Associated Payroll

NYS Paid Family Leave updates for 2019


Extension of the leave period and an increase in employee contributions will affect payroll deductions and business planning.

A heads-up for employers: The new year has brought some key changes to the state’s law on an important employee benefit.

The New York Paid Family Leave Act provides for partially paid, job-protected leave for eligible employees under certain circumstances, and in 2019 the leave period has changed from eight to 10 weeks.

Another key change is an increase in employee contributions, so employers should make sure payroll deductions have been updated and have a contingency plan to cover for employees taking a leave.

Click here to read the full article on Newsday.com.

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