For National Family Caregivers Month, New York Invites Workers to Learn How Paid Family Leave Can Help When They Need to Care For a Loved One

Nov 15, 2019

 

To honor National Family Caregivers Month, New York State today announced a new resource to help employees understand their rights and use New York’s landmark Paid Family Leave to care for a family member with a serious health condition. A detailed webinar will explain how eligible, working New Yorkers can take job-protected, paid time off to be there for a loved one who has a qualifying condition that involves inpatient care or continuing treatment.

“I was fortunate enough to be there for my father during the last year of his terminal illness before he passed in December of last year, and firmly believe that no one should have to choose between collecting a paycheck and caring for someone they love, especially in their final days,” Workers’ Compensation Board Chair Clarissa Rodriguez said. “Paid Family Leave means hardworking New Yorkers don’t have to make that impossible decision. It provides financial security and job protection, which are so crucial when it comes to allowing workers to focus on their family.”

The session on family care also touches on the other qualifying events that Paid Family Leave can be used for, which include bonding with a child within 12 months of the child being born, adopted or fostered, as well as assisting when a spouse, domestic partner, child or parent is deployed abroad on active military service.

The webinar will be presented on November 19, from noon - 1 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Early registration is encouraged as space is limited. Register here.

 

To honor National Family Caregivers Month, New York State today announced a new resource to help employees understand their rights and use New York’s landmark Paid Family Leave to care for a family member with a serious health condition. A detailed webinar will explain how eligible, working New Yorkers can take job-protected, paid time off to be there for a loved one who has a qualifying condition that involves inpatient care or continuing treatment.

“I was fortunate enough to be there for my father during the last year of his terminal illness before he passed in December of last year, and firmly believe that no one should have to choose between collecting a paycheck and caring for someone they love, especially in their final days,” Workers’ Compensation Board Chair Clarissa Rodriguez said. “Paid Family Leave means hardworking New Yorkers don’t have to make that impossible decision. It provides financial security and job protection, which are so crucial when it comes to allowing workers to focus on their family.”

The session on family care also touches on the other qualifying events that Paid Family Leave can be used for, which include bonding with a child within 12 months of the child being born, adopted or fostered, as well as assisting when a spouse, domestic partner, child or parent is deployed abroad on active military service.

The webinar will be presented on November 19, from noon - 1 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Early registration is encouraged as space is limited. Register here.

 

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