Paid Family Leave available to UUP and M/C employees

Effective January 1, 2019, the Paid Family Leave program (PFL) will become available to MC13 and UUP-represented employees.

PFL provides job-protected, paid leave for eligible employees to bond with a new child, care for a loved one with a serious health condition, and assist with relieving family pressures when a loved one is called to active military service abroad.

The program is funded through contributions taken as payroll deductions. The 2019 contribution is 0.153% of gross wages each pay period, up to and not to exceed an annual maximum employee contribution of $107.97. For MC13 and UUP-represented employees, payroll deductions will be biweekly and begin no sooner than January 1, 2019.

For the 2019 calendar year, employees who are on the payroll and have met eligibility requirements will be able to use ten weeks of Paid Family Leave benefits, and will receive 55% of their average weekly wage, capped at 55% of the statewide average weekly wage.

For more information about Paid Family Leave, please visit https://www.ny.gov/paidfamilyleave.