NYS Paid Family Leave Act

Wednesday, November 29, 2017, from 6:00pm - 8:00pm

The NYS Paid Family Leave Act goes into effect on January 1, 2018; it applies to private companies with one or more employees and provides job-protected paid leave for workers when a new child enters the family, or to care for a seriously ill or injured family member.  The Act defines parents as biological, LGBTQ, adoptive, and foster, and uses a broad definition of family members who may need care.  Most employees in NYS will be covered.

Join our panelists to learn how the PFLA interacts with the related federal and local laws, including the ADA, FMLA, NYC Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, and Workers' Compensation.  The program will provide information on what management and worker advocates need to know to effectively advise and represent their clients.

Elizabeth de Leon Bhargava, Esq., Deputy Secretary for Labor & Workforce, Office of Governor Mario M. Cuomo
Dina Bakst, Esq., Co-Director and Co-Founder, A Better Balance
Howard S. Lavin, Esq., Partner, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, LLP
David F. Wertheim, Esq., General Counsel, NYS Workers' Compensation Board
Moderated by Esta R. Bigler, Esq., Director, Labor and Employment Law Program, Cornell ILR

When:          Wednesday, November 29, 2017
                    5:30pm-6:00pm - Registration & Light Refreshments
                    6:00pm-8:00pm - Program
Where:         Cornell ILR NYC Conference Center
                   16 East 34th Street, 6th Floor
                   New York, NY 10016
Fee:              $150 (includes materials and light refreshments)
CLE Credit:   2.0 NYS CLEs - Professional Practice (Transitional and Non-Transitional)

Cosponsored by Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, LLP

AGENDA (PDF, 150 KB)

SPEAKER BIOS (PDF, 42 KB)

PPTs (PPTX, 6 MB)

MATERIALS
Paid Family Leave

Laws, Regulations and Decisions
Employer and Employee Forms
Approved Insurance Companies for PFL Coverage
Fact Sheet
NYS Disability Benefits Law
WKC – Workers’ Compensation, Article 9 – Disability Benefits
Short Term Disability
Statement of Rights – Disability Benefits Law
Disability Benefits
Important Information for Employers Operating in NYS
Family and Medical Leave Act
The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993
The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, as amended
Final Rule to Revise the Definition of “Spouse” Under the FMLA
Final Rule to Implement Statutory Amendment, Protections Expanded for Military Families and Airline Flight Crews
Electronic Code of Federal Regulations, current as of November 17, 2017
Fact Sheet