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August 24, 2018 News

CLIENT ALERT: Bereavement Leave Newest Addition to New York’s Paid Family Leave Law

August 24, 2018 – The New York State legislature passed an amendment on June 20, 2018 adding “bereavement leave” as a qualified reason for leave under the New York Paid Family Leave Benefits Law (“NYPFL”).  The amendment will provide eligible employees with up to 10 weeks of partially-paid, fully-protected leave beginning on January 1, 2020 following the death of a family member. 

The attached Client Alert examines the details of the new bereavement amendment, which received significant bipartisan support and now awaits Governor Cuomo’s signature.

PDF of Client Alert:  CLIENT ALERT:  Bereavement Leave Newest Addition to New York’s Paid Family Leave Law