New York Paid Family Leave

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Paid Family Leave may be taken to:

  • bond with a new child including adopted and foster children within the first 12 months following birth or placement
  • care for a seriously ill family member including your child, stepchild, parent including stepparent, parent-in-law, spouse, domestic partner, grandchild or grandparent
  • support families dealing with military deployments.

Eligibility

If you work 20 or more hours per week, you are eligible for NYPFL benefits after 26 or more consecutive weeks (6 months) of employment. If you work less than 20 hours per week you become eligible after working 175 days.

Cost

1199SEIU Members

PFL leave will be financed and administered by the 1199 National Benefit Fund and will not be financed through associate payroll deductions.

Associates (other than 1199  and non-union)

Your PFL benefit will be paid through Montefiore’s Temporary Disability Insurance policy carrier and funded through payroll deductions.

Paid Family Leave is funded through payroll deductions. Your weekly contribution rate for 2018 is 0.126% of your weekly wage; capped at 0.126% of New York State's Average Weekly Wage (NYSAWW) currently $1,305.92. The NYS Department of Labor publishes the average weekly wage annually. The average weekly wage is used to determine your contributions and the maximum payable benefit.

Benefits

Paid Family Leave is designed to phase in over four years. When NYPFL is implemented, the payment schedule for those taking the benefit will be phased in based on the following schedule:

  • In 2018, you can take up to eight weeks of paid time off and receive a benefit of 50% of your average weekly wage up to a maximum benefit of $653 (50% of $1,305.92, the current NYSAWW). The maximum days per week of paid family leave is based on the average number of days you work per week. For example, in 2018 the maximum period is:
    • 40 days in any 52-week period, if you work at least five days per week,
    • 24 days in any 52-week period if you work three days a week.
  • In 2019, you may take up to 10 weeks of paid time off with a benefit of 55% of your average weekly wage up to 55% of the NYSAWW.
  • In 2020, you may take up to 10 weeks of paid time off with a benefit of 60% of your average weekly wage up to 60% of the NYSAWW.
  • In 2021, you may take up to 12 weeks of paid time off with a benefit of 67% of your average weekly wage up to 67% of the NYSAWW.

Qualified Leaves

Maternity and Paternity Leave

Parents expecting, fostering or adopting a child within the first 12 months following birth or placement may be eligible for Paid Family Leave, provided they have the proper documentation.

Paid Family Leave only begins after birth and is not available for prenatal conditions.

Caring for a Close Relative with a Serious Health Condition

You may qualify for paid time off if you need to care for a seriously ill family member including your child, stepchild, parent, stepparent, parent-in-law, spouse, domestic partner, grandchild or grandparent.

A serious health condition is an illness, injury, impairment, or physical or mental condition that involves:

  • inpatient care in a hospital, hospice, or residential health care facility
  • continuing treatment or supervision by a health care provider
  • Alzheimer’s disease and other related dementias or simply a disability resulting from the natural aging process.

Conditions that do not qualify and do not meet the definition unless complications arise, are the common cold, the flu, ear aches, upset stomach, minor ulcers, headaches other than migraine, periodontal disease, routine dental or orthodontia problems.

Active Duty Military Deployment

Paid Family Leave is also available under the military provisions in the federal Family Medical Leave Act when a spouse, child, domestic partner or parent of the employee is on active duty or has been notified of an impending call or order of active duty.