New year, new laws! New York is ringing in the new year with changes to employment laws which regulate workplaces. Today’s New York employment law blog examines some of the laws effecting New York workplaces in 2018, including paid family leave and minimum wage.
New York Paid Family Leave Law
January 1, 2018 marked the first day for New York’s new paid family leave law. The law applies to private employers with as few as one employee. Employees who have been working full-time for 26 consecutive weeks or part-time (less than 20 hours per week) for 175 consecutive days can take advantage of this new law to care for a family member who has a serious health condition. During this first year the law is in effect, eligible workers will be able to take up to 8 weeks of paid leave but after 2021, workers will be able to take up to 12 weeks off.