Sibling Care included in New York’s Paid Family Leave Law

Sibling Care included in New York’s Paid Family Leave Law

Beginning January 1, 2023, the definition of family member under New York’s Paid Family Leave law will include a biological or adopted sibling, a half sibling or stepsibling.

New York’s paid family leave law was fully implemented January 1, 2021 and provides employees with up to 12 weeks of paid leave annually, at 67% of the employee’s average weekly wage. An employee can take paid family leave for baby bonding, to care for a family member with a serious health condition; or a qualifying military exigency. See October 2021 Benefit Beat article.


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