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NYS Paid Family Medical Leave Payroll Deduction

posted Jul 6, 2017, 12:57 PM by Wasiewicz, Mark   [ updated Jul 6, 2017, 12:57 PM ]
We just want to inform everyone effective July 1, 2017 New York State authorized employers to begin payroll deductions from employees' paychecks for the new New York State Paid Family Leave benefits which is effective January 1, 2018. The deductions made now will pay for the mandated insurance premiums to be paid in the near future.

The amount of the employee deduction varies by how much you're paid in a given pay period. The deduction rate is .126% (or .001263) of your earnings. The maximum amount taken from your pay check will be $85.80/year. This rate is set by the New York State Division of Insurance and may increase over time.

As New York State finalizes the Paid Family Leave regulations over the next several weeks we will establish our policy about this leave benefit. We expect to have our policy in place by December 1st.

For additional information, please see

If you should have any questions about this matter, please contact me 716-366-7792 x 212.

Mark Wasiewicz
Human Resources Director