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NY Paid Family Leave When Working For Multiple Employers

NY Paid Family Leave With Multiple Employers

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.

 

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Learn more about other coverage circumstances:

What To Know About Taking Paid Family Leave
With Concurrent Employers


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.

 

Let's Look At An Example

Janet works 2 jobs and will need to care for her seriously ill dad.

 

Job #1 - Receptionist

Mon-Fri
8:30am - 4:30pm
Earn $900 per week

Job #2 - Waitress

Thurs, Fri, Sat.
6:00 - 11:00pm
Earn $300 per week

Example scenario Needs to care for her seriously ill Dad during the day. Janet's sister cares for him during evening hours.Needs to care for her seriously ill Dad around-the-clock
PFL benefit through job#1
$603 per week

$603 per week
PFL benefit through job#2
$0 per week

$201 per week
Total weekly PFL benefit* $603$804
Explanation Since her sister is caring for their dad at night, Janet would be entitled to take PFL from just job#1.Janet would be entitled to take PFL from both jobs, receiving 67% of her salary at each job.

*This example assumes Janet met all eligibility and qualification period requirements for both jobs.

The ABCs of PFL

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:

  • PFL basics
  • Eligibility
  • Benefit eligibility and qualification period details
  • Benefits - updated for 2021
  • Claims
  • Premium - updated for 2021
  • Example withholdings - updated for 2021
  • Employer responsibilities
  • How PFL compares to DBL & FMLA
  • Tips from your PFL Experts
  • …And much more!

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This page 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 Paid Family Leave information is based on the applicable statutes and may change if guidance is issued by the State of New York.

 

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