EMPLOYEE ELIGIBILITY - GET PDF
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
Effective January 1, 2018, employees in the State of New York may be eligible, if they meet certain criteria:
- Employees who work for private sector employers with at least 1 employee (not counting the owner).
- Employers in the public-sector that may choose to participate through collective bargaining.
- Full-time employees regularly scheduled to work 20 or more hours per week for at least 26 consecutive work weeks preceding the first full day when family leave begins.
- Part-time employees regularly scheduled to work less than 20 hours per week will become eligible to take family leave after 175 days of scheduled employment.
Any eligible individual that has a qualifying leave event (birth, adoption, foster care, care of family member during a military leave or qualifying medical issue) commencing with date on or after January 1st, 2018, as well as births and adoptions within the last 12 months — even those in 2017
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WHO IS NOT ELIGIBLE?
Employees may not be eligible for coverage under the New York State PFL due to one or more of the following criteria:
- Any employee already receiving total disability (the coverage an injured worker may receive during his or her recovery) benefits.
- Employees on administrative leave.
- Employees who work for an exempt employer.
- Employees who are excluded from coverage under Article 9 of the Disability Benefits Law (DBL) and the Paid Family Leave Benefits Law (PFL).
HOW MUCH DOES IT PAY?
January 1, 2018; up to 8 weeks of paid leave of the employee’s average weekly wage capped at a maximum of 50% of NYS Average Weekly Wage (average weekly wage in 2016 was $1,305.92).
January 1, 2019; up to 10 weeks of paid leave of the employee’s average weekly wage capped at a maximum of 55% of NYS Average Weekly Wage.
January 1, 2020; up to 10 weeks of paid leave of the employee’s average weekly wage capped at a maximum of 60% of NYS Average Weekly Wage.
January 1, 2021; and thereafter; up to 12 weeks of paid leave of the employee’s average weekly wage capped at a maximum of 67% of NYS Average Weekly Wage.