NY’s Family Leave Law: What It Means For NY Small Businesses

Earlier this year, New York enacted the NY Family Leave Law, which mandates NY businesses, including small businesses, to provide family leave for most employees.  This article is part of our ongoing series of laws that NY small business owners should consider.  Under the new law Family Leave Law in New York, your NY business must offer both full-time and part-time employees who have been employed for a minimum of six months up to 12 weeks paid time off if they are (a) new parents (including adoptive parents); (b) individuals who need to take care of a family member with a serious medical condition; or (c) individuals with a need to relieve family pressures after a spouse, domestic partner, child or parent has been called to active military service.  The new law applies to every kind of business.  There is no exception for NY small businesses. Starting on January 1, 2018, eligible employees can

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