On November 1, 2021 Governor Kathy Hochel signed legislation to expand the definition of a family member to include siblings under New York Paid Family Leave (“NYPFL”).
NYPFL is currently available to most eligible employees who work for private New York State employers to bond with a new child through birth, adoption or foster care placement, care for a family member with a serious health condition, or assist loved ones when a spouse, domestic partner, child or parent is deployed abroad on active military service.
As a reminder, eligible employees may receive up to 12 weeks of partial pay (67% of average weekly wages) to the state maximum weekly benefit. For 2022, the state maximum weekly benefit has been set at $1,068.36.
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