Harter Secrest & Emery to present webinar on New Paid Family Leave Law in New York State

Harter Secrest & Emery LLP (HSE), a full-service business law firm with operations throughout New York, will present a webinar next week to help employers understand and prepare for a newly-passed New York State law requiring employers to provide paid family leave to employees. The complimentary webinar is scheduled for Tuesday, April 12 at 10 a.m.

After much discussion and negotiation, the paid family leave law was passed on April 1 as part of the New York State budget process. The law, which is considered the longest and most comprehensive paid family leave policy in the nation, includes provisions for 12 weeks of paid family leave. The webinar by Harter Secrest & Emery will focus on helping employers understand the law and how it may impact their businesses. Among the topics to be covered are: what the law says and when it will take effect; what kind of leave will be covered; how the new law will work with other leave provisions, including the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA); and what employers should be doing now to prepare.

The webinar will be presented by Luke P. Wright, a member of the firm’s Labor & Employment practice group. Wright works closely with employers of all sizes and across multiple industries on implementing best practices with respect to employment law compliance, including state and federal leave laws, wage and hour laws, and other labor and employment matters.

Businesses interested in registering for the webinar should contact Denise Hubbard at (585) 231-1294, or via email at

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