Workers Begin Taking Paid Family Leave In New York State

New York’s Paid Family Leave program which was passed the State Legislature in 2016 finally became effective on January 1st.   This week the New York Times highlighted a young mother who will be taking leave in the next few weeks before her baby’s first birthday.  She had taken some time when the baby was born and the new law allows her to take time prior to the first birthday of the child.  So, she will have a chance to take few more weeks off.

Here is a link to her story:

We are interested in learning about stories of others, particularly those caring for an elderly parent or relative or another family member who is ill.   We will be looking forward to getting some statistical reports on the program’s progress.

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I have been a senior advocate for most of my career. I was Executive Director of the New York StateWide Senior Action Council and the New York State Alliance for Retired Americans. In 2007-2010 I was the Director of the New York State Office for the Aging

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