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4 Things Employers Must Know About NY's Family Leave Law

Law360, New York (June 22, 2017, 4:23 PM EDT) -- As employers in New York prepare to start collecting payroll deductions next month funding the state's new paid family leave law, experts warn the program contains certain key differences from the federal Family and Medical Leave Act that could create confusion and cause compliance headaches.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the landmark paid family leave, or PFL, program into law in April 2016. Employees can begin claiming benefits under the program on Jan. 1, 2018, and employers have the option to begin deducting money from employees' paychecks on July 1, 2017, that will go toward funding those benefits.

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