Work & Family Policy Database
Family Leave Act
State: New York
Subject: Paid Family Leave, Job-Protected Leave
Bill: A. 2654/S. 120
Sponsor: Simotas (D)/Peralta (D)
Introduced in Senate and referred to Committee on Labor: 01/09/2013
Introduced in House and referred to Committee on Labor: 01/17/2013
Summary: Establishes the New York Family Leave Act, which would require employers to provide paid and unpaid leave to certain workers upon the birth or adoption of a child. The law would apply to workers in businesses with 50 or more employees and public employers; employees must work an average of 20 hours per week or more to qualify. Employers would have to provide up to twelve weeks of paid leave upon the birth or adoption of a child with continuation of benefits. Workers would also be guaranteed an additional twelve weeks of unpaid leave.
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