TBM Payroll knows how important compensation is for employees, that’s why we are excited to share this article from the New York Labor and Employment Law Report about New York adopting the final paid family leave regulations.
The New York Workers’ Compensation Board published its final regulations implementing the New York Paid Family Leave Law today. The final regulations largely mirror the proposed regulations issued in May, but the Board provided further clarification in certain areas. For example, in its commentary, the Board clarified the rules applicable to coverage of out-of-state employees, the measurement of “days worked” as applied to part-time employees, and how to calculate an employee’s average weekly wage. Core provisions, such as PFL coverage, eligibility, and interplay with other leave laws, remain the same.
Bond will discuss the final regulations in more detail at a live complimentary webinar. In addition, please continue to follow Bond’s New York Labor and Employment Law Report for additional updates leading up to the January 1, 2018, effective date of Paid Family Leave in New York.
Now that the regulations are final, employers should begin, in earnest, to modify existing leave policies and processes to incorporate Paid Family Leave requirements, and to develop new Paid Family Leave policies that provide employees with information about their rights and obligations under the law. Bond’s team of labor and employment attorneys are at the ready to answer questions and guide employers through this process.
If you have any questions about Paid Family Leave, please contact the authors of this post, any of the attorneys in our Labor and Employment Law Practice, or the Bond attorney with whom you regularly work.
This article was originally published in the New York Labor and Employment Report.