Paid family leave benefits are coming to New York: What employers need to know now



Date: July 20, 2017

Time: 8:15–10:00 a.m.

Location: Angelo’s 677 Prime, 677 Broadway, Albany, NY 12207

Effective January 2018, employers of all sizes in New York will need to provide their employees with paid family leave benefits. The new law also extends job protection to those receiving benefits, expanding the types of qualifying events and the size of covered employers beyond the requirements of the Federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). While 2018 seems far away, there are several aspects of New York’s sweeping legislation that employers should consider and address now.

Most significantly, the Workers’ Compensation Board recently published revised proposed regulations implementing the law. These proposed regulations are detailed, complicated and will require changes in employers’ policies and practices. The proposed regulations also permit employers to begin collecting employee contributions for paid family leave coverage before January 2018.

Please join us on July 20 at Angelo’s 677 Prime in Albany, NY, as we discuss the New York Paid Family Leave Benefits Law and the proposed regulations. Topics we will address include:

  • An in-depth description of the requirements of the law and proposed regulations
  • How the law and proposed regulations compare with the FMLA
  • Employer options regarding how benefits are paid to employees
  • Collecting employee contributions before January 2018
  • The additional steps that employers should take between now and January 2018

Our Speakers

  • Tony Dulgerian, Associate
  • Kate Saracene, Partner

Continuing Education

This course is eligible for 1.5 CLE and HRCI credits. See details here.

Schedule

8:15 a.m. Breakfast
8:30–10:00 a.m. Briefing

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