New York State Paid Family Leave
August 03, 2017

Effective January 1, 2018, New York legislation will now require all private employers with employees in New York state to provide paid family leave. Employers will be required to purchase a paid family leave insurance policy or self-insure. The premium for the policy will be funded solely by employees through a payroll deduction. As of July 1, 2017, you have the option to start voluntary employee deductions for the 2018 coverage period.

Withholding for eligible employees will automatically begin with checks dated January 1, 2018. The maximum employee contribution for coverage is set at 0.126% of an employee’s weekly wage, up to and not to exceed, the statewide average weekly wage currently set at $1,305.92.
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