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The NY Paid Family Leave Policy Outline | Free template download

on Aug 1, 2017 11:43:41 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Employees Payroll Human resources Insurance Paid Family Leave
The New York Paid Family Leave law - which takes effect on January 1, 2018 - requires all qualifying employers to provide "proper written guidance" to all of their employees about the new law. This article will focus on the policy outline employers must update their employee handbooks with, to explain the law in greater detail.
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The NY Paid Family Leave Employee Notification Letter | Free template download

on Aug 1, 2017 11:19:58 AM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Payroll Paid Family Leave
The New York Paid Family Leave law - which takes effect on January 1, 2018 - requires all qualifying employers to provide "proper written guidance" to all of their employees about the new law. This article will focus on the initial letter employers must send to their employees to explain the law in broad strokes.
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How to notify your employees about New York Paid Family Leave

We've been publishing a lot of content about New York's new Paid Family Leave program, that fully goes into effect on January 1, 2018. This article will simply focus on one of the key employer obligations - providing written notice to all employees about the new program.
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State releases Paid Family Leave deduction rate

Paid Family Leave in New York is an insurance policy that virtually all employers in New York State are required to offer their employees effective January 1, 2018. The program is being funded by the employees themselves through a mandatory payroll deduction on each employee paycheck. It is not the same as FMLA.
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Trump's budget plan reported to include National Paid Family Leave

President Donald Trump is set to announce his first detailed budget request today. Here's a quote directly from The Washington Post... The president’s first detailed budget request on Tuesday will seek funds for the creation of a program to grant mothers and fathers six weeks of paid leave after the birth or adoption of a child, two senior White House budget office officials said.
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Can NY employees now stack FMLA leave with Paid Family Leave?

FMLA and New York's Paid Family Leave are similar in that they both provide job-protected leave to qualifying employees to handle personal responsibilities like caring for a newborn or an immediate family member with a serious illness. However, they are two different programs and should be treated as such. That said, it still raises a lot of questions about how the two programs may interface or overlap with one another. Regarding this question, this post will set the record straight.
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What's the difference between FMLA and Paid Family Leave?

on May 16, 2017 3:58:16 PM By | Complete Payroll | 0 Comments | Employees Payroll Human resources Benefits Insurance Paid Family Leave
There are many similarities between the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) on the federal level and New York's newly-introduced Paid Family Leave program. So it's understandable why many people confuse the two - especially since Paid Family Leave in New York hasn't been implemented yet. Fortunately, we're here to set the record straight by providing general overviews of each of the two (separate) programs, so you can understand for certain the similarity and the difference between FMLA and Paid Family Leave.
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Waiting for the rate | Paid Family Leave NY

New York's new Paid Family Leave program is one of the most progressive of its kind in the United States. While the benefits begin on January 1, 2018, employers will be able to start scheduling payroll deductions from their employees on July 1, 2017.  
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Who qualifies for Paid Family Leave NY?

These are the cliff notes. Very succinctly, we've broken down the benefits of Paid Family Leave NY as well as how employees become eligible and what events qualify them to take paid leave. Read on.
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Here's your overview of the Paid Family Leave coming to New York

New York’s Paid Family Leave program is designed to provide wage replacement to employees for a variety of family and/or medical reasons, including maternity/paternity leave, caring for a close relative with a serious health condition and relieving family pressures when someone is called to active military service. The program also guarantees that employees are able to return to their job and keep their health insurance, provided they continue to contribute their portion while on Paid Family Leave. The law was signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo on April 4, 2016 and will begin the first of four phases of implementation on January 1, 2018.
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