Since NY’s Paid Family Leave (PFL) is available for both full and part-time workers, chances are some part-timers may have more than one employer. So how does Paid Family Leave work for those with multiple employers? Let’s walk through what you need to know.
PFL withholdings are collected from employees at each job - assuming they work for Covered Employers, and are eligible.
Employees who work for more than one employer may choose to take leave from just one of the employers or all. If taking leave from both/all employers for the same leave event, it must be during the same time period, not consecutively. The total duration of leave cannot exceed 12 weeks in 2021. For example: An employee could take 12 weeks of bonding leave from multiple jobs at the same time. What an employee can’t take is 12 weeks of bonding at one employer, then another 12 weeks for the same bonding leave at another.
The PFL benefits through each employer are capped at the standard Paid Family Leave maximum benefit at each job individually. For 2021, this is set at 67% of the employee’s average weekly wage (AWW), capped at $971.61 (67% of 2021 NYSAWW of $1,450.17). The benefits are not “pooled” towards the cap. Read more about calculating Paid Family Leave benefits here.
So, while the combined duration can’t exceed the maximum of 12 weeks, the combined benefit amount can be higher than the maximum of $971.61.
Janet works 2 jobs and will need to care for her seriously ill dad.
Mon-Fri8:30am - 4:30pmEarn $900 per week
Thurs, Fri, Sat.6:00 - 11:00pmEarn $300 per week
*This example assumes Janet met all eligibility and qualification period requirements for both jobs.
Our in-depth guide provides everything you need to know about Paid Family Leave in New York. Here’s what you’ll find inside this 33-page guide:
View quote requirements
ABCs of PFL
Brochure – ShelterPoint PFL highlights for employers
Brochure – ShelterPoint PFL education for employees
Forms - Claim
Forms - Application - Voluntary Coverage non-contrib (PFL-135)
Forms - Application - Voluntary Coverage contrib (PFL-136)
Forms - Employee opt-out (PFL-Waiver)
PFL Regulations - Final Rates (DFS)
PFL Regulations - Final (WCB)
PFL Regulations - The Law
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ShelterPoint only offers Paid Family Leave in form of a rider to DBL.Policy Form# SPL DB0919 F
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