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A 3870 - Requires Employers to Provide Paid Family Leave - New York Key Vote

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Title: Requires Employers to Provide Paid Family Leave

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires employers to provide paid family leave.

Highlights:

  • Requires a public employer to provide up to 12 weeks of family care benefits to his or her employees (Secs. 9 & 13).
  • Specifies that a disabled employee is entitled to two-thirds of his or her average weekly wage during his or her leave, provided the wage does not exceed the following amounts (Sec. 8):
    • In 2016, 35 percent of the statewide average weekly wage;
    • In 2017, 40 percent of the statewide average weekly wage;
    • In 2018, 45 percent of the statewide average weekly wage; and
    • In 2019, 50 percent of the statewide average weekly wage.
    • Expands the definition of “disability” to include pregnancy and family care (Sec. 3).
  • Requires an individual employed by a covered employee to contribute one-half of 1 percent of his or her wages, not exceeding $0.60 per week, to the cost of disabilities benefits (Sec. 3).
  • Requires an employer to restore an employee who takes family leave to his or her normal position of employment or to a comparable position with comparable employee benefits such as pay (Sec. 7).

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Title: Requires Employers to Provide Paid Family Leave

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires employers to provide paid family leave.

Highlights:

  • Requires a public employer to provide up to 12 weeks of family care benefits to his or her employees (Secs. 9 & 13).
  • Specifies that a disabled employee is entitled to two-thirds of his or her average weekly wage during his or her leave, provided the wage does not exceed the following amounts (Sec. 8):
    • In 2016, 35 percent of the statewide average weekly wage;
    • In 2017, 40 percent of the statewide average weekly wage;
    • In 2018, 45 percent of the statewide average weekly wage; and
    • In 2019, 50 percent of the statewide average weekly wage.
  • Expands the definition of “disability” to include pregnancy and family care (Sec. 3).
  • Requires an individual employed by a covered employee to contribute one-half of 1 percent of his or her wages, not exceeding $0.60 per week, to the cost of disabilities benefits (Sec. 3).
  • Requires an employer to restore an employee who takes family leave to his or her normal position of employment or to a comparable position with comparable employee benefits such as pay (Sec. 7).

 

Title: Requires Employers to Provide Paid Family Leave

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