New York Paid Family Leave

Up to 12 weeks of job-protected paid leave

Bonding with Children

Time away from work to care for and bond with a child after birth or adoption or foster care placement  

  • Must be taken within the first 12 months of the event
  • Disability may be taken after birth as well, but not at the same time as PFL
Eligible parental relationships:
  • Birth
  • Step
  • Foster/Adoptive
  • Legal guardian
  • Loco parentis

Care for Ill Family Member

Time away from work to provide care for a family member with a "Serious Health Condition" including an illness, injury, impairment, or physical or mental condition that involves:

  • In-patient care in a hospital, hospice, or residential health care facility
  • Continuing treatment or continuing supervision by a health care provider
Eligible relationships:

  • Spouse/Domestic partner
  • Child
  • Parent
  • Parent-in-law
  • Grandparent
  • Grandchild

Military Family Member Care

Time away from work to manage a qualifying circumstance rising out of the fact that an eligible family member of the employee is on active duty (or has been notified of an impending call or order to active duty) in the armed forces of the United States.

Eligible relationships:

  • Spouse/Domestic Partner
  • Parent or Step Parent
  • Child

Paid Family Leave Benefits Schedule

The Paid Family Leave benefits will increase each year over the next four years in both time of leave and benefit payout amounts.

Effective dates Leave time Benefit amount and maximum (average weekly wage – AWW)
Jan. 1, 2018 Up to 8 weeks 50% of employee AWW not to exceed 50% of the State AWW ($1,305.92)
Jan. 1, 2019 Up to 10 weeks 55% of employee AWW not to exceed 55% of the State AWW (TBD)
Jan. 1, 2020 Up to 10 weeks 60% of employee AWW not to exceed 60% of the State AWW (TBD)
Jan. 1, 2021 and ongoing Up to 12 weeks 67% of employee AWW not to exceed 67% of the State AWW (TBD)

Time Zones