New York State (NYS) Paid Family Leave White Paper – Summary of Final Regulations

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Having completed review of public comments to proposed regulations, on July 19, 2017, New York State (NYS) released its final regulations for implementation of the Paid Family Leave (PFL) law which goes into effect on January 1, 2018.

Core information in the proposed regulations (released in February and May) did not change. The final regulations provide additional guidance to employers, insurance carriers, and employees about the leave’s benefits and procedures. With a five month window prior to the effective date, all parties should have sufficient time to prepare for the start of PFL on January 1, 2018.

Employers with one or more employees are required to comply with PFL. Out of state employers with employees in New York State are also subject to the law for their New York employees.

Read our Summary of Final Regulations to understand how this law affects your organization and employees.