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Paid Family Leave

It's important to know that starting January 1, 2018, Paid Family Leave (PFL) is required by New York State for all businesses with at least 1 employee, even if that employee is part-time. There are limited exemptions, please review the Employer's Guide.

New York State's Paid Family Leave differs from the federal-level Family Medical Leave Act, but their benefits can not be stacked.


Find all the necessary claim forms and information about documentation needed for PFL on our make a claim page.


What is Paid Family Leave?

Paid Family Leave allows you...paid family leave elderly care

  • To provide care for a family member with a severe health condition
  • To bond with a child after birth or adoption; or to welcome a child into foster care
  • To cope with a military exigency leave event

Employers can learn more about Paid Family Leave on the New York State website, or on NYSIF's website or from the resources below:

NY Paid Family Leave Regulations

Employers Guide


Infographic: FMLA vs PFL

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paid family leave infographic


Visit the Paid Family Leave estimator.


Can an employee opt-out of paying for Paid Family Leave?  In most cases, no. Top 3 Q&A here.


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