Everyone should be able to be with the people they love when they need them the most—without risking their economic security. With the help of A Better Balance, starting January 1, 2018, millions of New Yorkers will have the right to paid, job-protected time off to bond with a new child, care for a seriously ill or injured family member, or address needs due to a family member’s military deployment. A Better Balance is here to help those workers keep their balance and their jobs.

Knowledge is power. Find out what you need to know about your rights under the law, with special information for LGBTQ parents, adoptive and foster parents, military families, and other moms, dads, and caregivers.

Do you have questions about your rights under the law or need more information? Our free and confidential legal hotline is here to help in English and Spanish.

Find out more about A Better Balance’s leadership in passing New York’s paid family leave law, our commitment to enforce it, and our ongoing work to pass similar laws around the country.