24 May 2017

NY Paid Family Leave: 2nd Round of Paid Family Leave Draft Regulations Released

NY Paid Family Leave: 2nd Round of Paid Family Leave Draft Regulations Released

We’re getting closer!  On May 24, 2017, New York’s Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) published their 2nd round of draft regulations for Paid Family Leave (PFL) for a new 30-day commenting period expiring June 23, 2017.

Here's a couple of things that caught our attention at first glance:

  • The definition of part-time employees has been changed from working less than 5 days a week to less than 20 hours a week.
  • Carriers now have until the later of July 1, 2017, or within 60 days of the date the PFL rates are released by the State to declare if they will exit the statutory disability market, and thereby Paid Family Leave. In other words, if the DFS publishes the rates on June 1, 2017 carriers now have an extra 30 days to make that decision and announcement.

We are in the process of reviewing the amended draft and will provide a detailed summary of the modifications soon.

The Department of Financial Services (DFS) is expected to publish their PFL rates and rating mechanism by June 1, 2017.  Sign up here to stay in the know, as all these updates become available!

In the meantime, while you are waiting for the DFS final regulations and rates, you are welcome to download and read round 2 of the WCB’s draft regulations


Download 2nd Draft Regulations

Reading tip from your PFL Experts:
Underlined text = Proposed additions/edits
Bracketed text = Proposed deletions/removals
This does not take differences between the 2 rounds into account but highlights consolidated differences versus original regulations.


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 regulation,  and may change as regulations evolve or NY State issues guidance regarding Paid Family Leave regulations. Have more questions? Email us at pflquestions@shelterpoint.com

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