With less than six months until the roll out of Paid Family Leave (PFL) in New York, the Workers Compensation Board (WCB) has released the final rules implementing the PFL Benefits Law.
The Department of Financial Services (DFS) has issued a much-anticipated document setting the maximum employee contribution to pay for New York Paid Family Leave (PFL) at 0.126% of an employee’s weekly wage, up to the statewide average weekly wage. With a current average weekly wage of $1,305.92, this means that employee contributions will initially be capped at $1.65 per week.
Back in February, proposed regulations for New York’s Paid Family Leave Benefits Law were issued by the Workers Compensation Board (WCB). Today, the WCB released a revised set of proposed regulations containing some minor and a few substantial changes.
In a recent decision, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the lower court’s ruling on a motion to dismiss and held that class action plaintiffs had Article III standing on the basis of their data security Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) claims.
Employers have had nearly a year to consider New York’s Paid Family Leave Benefits Law. With the recent release of proposed Paid Family Leave (PFL) rules by the Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB), employers finally have something new to consider as they make plans to offer the required PFL benefits starting January 1, 2018.