Leveling the Playing Field in New York

Low-wage women in particular need supportive laws and policies to help them stay on the job, free of harassment and abuse, earning the fair and equal wages they deserve. That’s why it’s crucial that, at a time when the Trump Administration is rolling back progress for women, New York is moving forward by enacting bold reforms that promote equality and help level the playing field. 

Family Leave Works for Self-Employed Workers

Self-employed people are not required to participate, but can choose to opt in by purchasing insurance coverage. If you want to opt in, you should do so before January 1—if you wait, you’ll need to pay for insurance for two years before you can use your benefits.

Family Leave Works for Military Families

Are you a New York worker who has a loved one serving on active duty abroad? If so, you may be eligible to take up to 8 weeks of paid family leave to address certain needs arising out of your loved one’s military service.

Family Leave Works for Part-Time Workers

New York’s new paid family leave law will give most people who work in New York State—including part-time workers—the right to take paid time off, without losing their job or their health insurance, in order to bond with a new child, care for a seriously ill family member, or address certain military family needs