When a family is going through a monumental time of change, such as the birth of a child, a seriously ill relative, or the military deployment of a loved one, it can be difficult to focus on work. Luckily, starting in just a few weeks on January 1, 2018, employees in New York State will be able to take paid family leave when emergencies arise without having to fear they will lose their job.
The New York Paid Family Leave Program allows full-time and part-time employees in New York State are allowed to take paid time off so they are able to:
- take care of a spouse, child, parent, grandparent, or grandchild who is facing a serious health condition and is in inpatient care, hospice, or requires continuing treatment or supervision
- bond with a child their child that was just born, adopted, or entered into the household as a foster child
- assist their family when a spouse, child, or parent is deployed overseas for military service. This is also true when the family member is notified of their loved one’s impending deployment
In order to request Paid Family Leave benefits, the individual must inform their employer at least 30 days before leave will start, if this is possible. In addition, they must fill out and submit forms that are necessary for the request. If you have questions about matters related to the family, speak with an attorney.
If you need strong legal representation regarding matters of divorce, family law, and estate law, contact the Law Offices of Susan A. Kassel, P.C. to schedule a consultation today.