November 22, 2017 New York Paid Family Leave Law in the Public Sector – Notifying Your Employees
KEEPING YOU INFORMED…
We are writing as a follow up reminder to our November 2, 2017 client memorandum (attached) regarding the New York Paid Family Leave Law’s (“NYPFL Law”) December 1, 2017 notification deadline for certain public sector employers.
By now, you have most likely determined whether you provide voluntary disability benefits to any of your employees pursuant to Workers’ Compensation Law § 212(2). As we have previously advised, if you do currently provide voluntary disability benefits, you must notify your employees, disability carrier and the Workers’ Compensation Board regarding whether you will be opting into providing benefits pursuant to the NYPFL Law by December 1, 2017.
While the notifications to your disability carrier and the Workers’ Compensation Board are fairly simple, we recognize that notifying your employees, especially if you are not opting into providing the NYPFL Law benefits at this time, can be difficult. To date, the Workers’ Compensation Board has not provided any specific guidelines as to what the notice to your employees must or should say.
If you have any questions regarding how to notify your employees about your decision as to whether you will be providing benefits pursuant to the NYPFL Law, or if you would like assistance drafting a notice to your employees, please contact Alyssa Zuckerman or one of our other attorneys by calling (631) 694-2300.
THIS MEMORANDUM IS MEANT TO ASSIST IN GENERAL UNDERSTANDING OF THE CURRENT LAW. IT IS NOT TO BE REGARDED AS LEGAL ADVICE. THOSE WITH PARTICULAR QUESTIONS SHOULD SEEK THE ADVICE OF COUNSEL.
© Lamb & Barnosky, LLP 2017