Thomson Reuters Practical Law recently featured an Act Now Advisory, “New York State Issues Forms for Implementing Paid Family Leave Benefits Law,” authored by Susan Gross Sholinsky, Dean L. Silverberg, Members of the Firm, and Nancy L. Gunzenhauser, Ann Knuckles Mahoney, Associates, in the in the Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practice, in the firm’s New York office.

Following is an excerpt from the Advisory:

New York State recently released several forms for use by employers and employees under the Paid Family Leave Benefits Law (“Law”), which becomes effective on January 1, 2018. The forms include (i) a waiver for employees who are ineligible to receive benefits under the Law to opt out of contributions (PFL-Waiver), (ii) a leave request form (PFL-1), and (iii) certification forms for various circumstances under which leave can be taken (PFL-2, PFL-3, PFL-4, and PFL-5). In addition, the state released two forms for employers that are exempt from providing mandatory coverage under the Law but wish to voluntarily provide coverage—one for employers that will require employee contributions (PFL-136) and another for employers that will not require employee contributions (PFL-135).

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