Tag Archives: FMLA

New York State’s Paid Family Leave

The New York State budget for 2016-2017, which was proposed by Governor Cuomo, included a Paid Family Leave (PFL) policy. PFL, when fully-enacted, will allow employees to take up to 12 weeks of leave to care for an infant or family member with a serious health condition. Employees are eligible to take leave after having… Read more »

FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE ACT NOW INCLUDES SAME-SEX COUPLES

On February 25, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor announced that it would change its definition of “spouse” under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to include employees in legal same-sex marriages. According to the new rule, which will formally take effect on March 27, 2015, an employee with a seriously ill same-sex spouse… Read more »