Paid Leave Program Implemented for NY Families

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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. 

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I hired Susan to represent me in a divorce matter where I was fighting for custody and to limit my wife's equitable share of our assets. I won custody of our son, kept the marital residence, kept my professional practice, kept my building and paid less than half to my wife. This was after a long-term marriage. She could persuade the court that equitable is not equal and sometimes the man does deserve to win!

‐ Dave

I first must say that I had been represented by two prior attorneys both of whom had simply taken my money and left me nothing to show for it in my custody case. They kept telling me what they were doing for me but I found out they were lying. Susan on the other hand had gotten me temporary custody and support for my children and myself within two months of hiring her. I cannot say enough about her.

‐ Craig

After talking to a few other attorneys, I hired Susan to represent me in my divorce and custody dispute. I was reluctant to go with her because she was the cheapest out of all the other attorneys I met with, but I'm so glad I did. I am 100% positive no one else would have done such a great job with my case as Susan and her staff. Her work is quality, her staff is reliable and her character is honorable. There...

‐ Linda

I had a very difficult case where I had already burned through two attorneys who were unable to get me custody of my children and complete my divorce. Susan was able to rapidly work out an agreement and not let it just malinger on like my previous experiences. She was also considerate of my financial situation unlike all of the other lawyers I had spoken to. I highly recommend her if you want complete and caring service with an in-depth knowledge of...

‐ Joanne


The Law Offices of Susan A. Kassel, P.C. proudly serves clients throughout Suffolk County, New York in their divorce, family law, and estate planning matters. If you require the services of an experienced Suffolk County attorney, schedule a consultation with The Law Offices of Susan A. Kassel, P.C. today.

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