Are you a New York worker who cares for a sick or elderly parent or grandparent? If so, you may be eligible to take up to 8 weeks of paid family leave in order to provide elder care for your family member starting in January 2018.
New York’s new paid family leave law will give most people who work in New York State the right to take paid time off, without risking their job or health insurance, to address the serious health needs of their child.
All types of parents of any gender can take bonding leave, including foster and adoptive parents, LGBTQ parents, and other moms and dads. You can take this leave at any point within 12 months of your child’s birth or placement for adoption or foster care.
This new resource includes special information for LGBTQ parents, adoptive and foster parents, military families, and other moms, dads, and caregivers.