In August each year, we celebrate National Breastfeeding Month. It’s an opportunity to recognize the importance of breastfeeding and consider the challenges still before us in ensuring all mothers can breastfeed if they choose. Paid leave is an essential tool in establishing and sustaining breastfeeding.
We answered some important questions about the law, like who’s covered, how much leave you can take, and how to apply. We also fielded live questions directly from working parents in New York about when parents become eligible for leave, how the law works with your employer’s policy, and what to do if your boss pressures you not to take leave.
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.
A Better Balance is proud to have been a leading member of the coalition that fought for and won passage of New York’s groundbreaking paid family leave law. We continue to spread the word about the law and assist workers in using their rights every day. For more information on New York’s paid family leave law, visit us online or call our free and confidential hotline at 1-833-NEED-ABB.