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6 October 2021

NY Paid Family Leave: Workers Compensation Board Expands Intermittent Leave

For eligible employees who work 6 or 7 days on average

  • 6 October 2021
  • Author: Anupam Garg
  • Number of views: 325
NY Paid Family Leave: Workers Compensation Board Expands Intermittent Leave

On October 6, 2021, the New York Workers Compensation Board (WCB) updated its regulations to lift the intermittent leave cap, so that New Yorkers working an average 6- or 7-day work week would be able to claim up to 72 or 84 days of intermittent leave benefit respectively.  In the past, these NY employees would be capped at a 60-day benefit, i.e., receiving benefits for a 5-day week even if they worked more days per week, on average.  The details and updated examples of the intermittent PFL benefit will be included in the 2022 edition of the ABCs of Paid Family Leave, so sign up for updates to get your copy!

This expanded intermittent leave benefit is available to all eligible employees for claims filed after January 1, 2022.  It does not apply to claims initiated prior to Jan 1, 2022, which continue to be paid in 2022, so be sure to plan your leave with this guideline in mind.

Read the updated regulation on the WCB website here.

For more information on all things NY PFL visit our website, and sign up to receive our updates to stay up-to-date on any other changes to New York’s Paid Family Leave program!


This blog post is for informational purposes only and is not intended to provide legal counsel. Please consult with an appropriate professional for legal and compliance advice. Any PFL information is as of the blog post’s date stamp; it is based on the applicable statutes and regulations,  and may change as regulations evolve or NY State issues guidance regarding Paid Family Leave regulations. Have more questions? 




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