Momentum continues to build for paid family and medical leave across the country in the most exciting legislative session for paid family and medical leave bills yet. We’re working with coalition partners on bills across the country, providing drafting assistance and key legal and policy support.
Through the hotline, we help New Yorkers find out if they’re covered under the law, what their rights are, and how to apply.
We’re proud to have worked closely with coalition partners to get this bill passed and will continue to push for progressive paid leave legislation around the country so that everyone can take the paid leave they need.
For answers to these and other questions about the law, check out the video here and see our brand new Worker’s Guide to New York Paid Family Leave, which includes step-by-step instructions on how to apply, a detailed FAQ, and sample language for how to address conflicts that may arise.
This year, the benefit rate and the amount of time workers can take goes up. If your leave starts in 2019, you can take up to ten weeks of paid family leave and receive 55% of your average weekly pay, up to a cap of $746.41 per week.
This year has brought some major advances in state paid family and medical leave laws across the country. But we won’t stop fighting until all workers across the country have the paid family and medical leave they need.
In 2016, New York passed a landmark paid family leave law, under which benefits began on January 1, 2018. This law presents a game-changing opportunity to improve the health of working families, but only if workers know about and can use their new rights.
A Better Balance released the second policy brief in our series, Constructing 21st Century Rights For A Changing Workforce, a series of policy briefs analyzing key issues in covering non-standard and precarious workers under paid leave laws.
Our paid family leave policies too often fail to address the specific needs of military families. Having a loved one deployed is stressful enough without having to worry about your family’s economic security. Here's an overview of the law today.
If signed into law, SB 1123 will expand California’s existing paid leave law to provide paid benefits to workers so that they can take time off to address needs arising out of their loved one’s military service.