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Posted: Thursday, December 20, 2018

Paid Family Leave for Unclassified Employees

Effective January 1, 2019, the Paid Family Leave program (PFL) will be implemented for SUNY MC and UUP-represented employees.

PFL provides job-protected paid leave for eligible employees to bond with a new child or care for a loved one with a serious health condition. PFL also assists with relieving family pressures when a loved one is called to active military service abroad.

The program is funded through contributions taken as payroll deductions. The 2019 contribution is 0.153 percent of gross wages each pay period, up to and not to exceed an annual maximum employee contribution of $107.97. For SUNY MC and UUP-represented employees, payroll deductions will be biweekly and will begin no sooner than January 1, 2019.

For 2019, employees who are on the payroll and have met eligibility requirements will be able to use 10 weeks of Paid Family Leave benefits and will receive 55 percent of their average weekly wage, capped at 55 percent of the statewide average weekly wage.

For more information about Paid Family Leave, please visit the New York State website.

Submitted by: Linda L Kravitz
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