New York’s Paid Family Leave law currently provides employees who work in New York with up to 12 weeks of job protected paid time off to bond with a newly born, adopted or foster child, care for a family member with a serious health condition; or to assist with family situations when a spouse, domestic partner, child or parent is deployed on active military service.
On January 1, 2023 the following changes to the leave will take effect:
Eligible employees will be permitted to take leave to care for siblings with a serious health condition (including biological, adopted, step and half-siblings.)
Eligible employees taking leave under this law will continue to receive 67% of their average weekly wage, to a cap of 67% of the current New York State average weekly wage (NYSAWW). For 2023 the NYSAWW is $1,688.19, which means that the maximum weekly benefit for 2023 is $1,131.08, an increase of $62.72 from 2022.
Eligible employees will contribute 0.455% of their gross wages per pay period. This is down from the 0.511% in 2022. Overall, the maximum employee contribution for 2023 is $399.43, which is $24.28 less than 2022.
The NY Paid Family Leave website has also been updated to reflect the changes above as well as changes to the FAQs and updated forms.
For more information on New York State Paid Family Leave, visit the New York State Paid Family Leave website.
For more information on the updates visit the New York Paid Family Leave Updates for 2023 website.