As we have received several inquiries about the NYS Paid Family Leave Act that went into effect in 2018, we wanted to share additional information.
The NYS Paid Family Leave Act covers all employees of private employers in New York State including, but not limited to, nannies, housekeepers and eldercare providers.
Per the NYS Paid Family Leave site…
“Paid Family Leave provides eligible employees job-protected, paid time off to:
· Bond with a newly born, adopted or fostered child,
· Care for a family member with a serious health condition, or
· Assist loved ones when a spouse, domestic partner, child or parent is deployed abroad on active military service.”
As of 2019, eligible employees will receive up to 10 weeks paid family leave at 55% of their average weekly salary, not to exceed 55% of the NY statewide average weekly salary. The maximum weekly benefit for 2019 is $746.41.
In 2021, eligible employees can receive 12 weeks paid family leave at 67% of their average weekly salary, not to exceed 67% of the NY statewide average weekly salary.
Posted by Wee Care Nanny Agency