As a NYS employer, Launch employees may be eligible for New York Paid Family Leave if they meet the conditions outlined below.
New York Paid Family Leave provides job-protected, paid time off so you can:
Paid Family Leave may also be available for use in situations when you or your minor dependent child are under an order of quarantine or isolation due to COVID-19. See PaidFamilyLeave.ny.gov/COVID19 for full details.You can continue your health insurance while on leave and are guaranteed the same or comparable job after your leave ends. If you contribute to the cost of your health
Benefits -- Time Paid Family Leave benefits were phased in over a four-year period. As of January 1, 2021, eligible employees may take up to 12 weeks of leave. This leave can be taken either all at once or intermittently, but must be taken in full-day increments. You may take the maximum time-off benefit in any given 52- week period.
Benefits -- Pay As of January 1, 2021, Paid Family Leave benefits provide 67% of your average weekly wage, capped at the same percentage of the New York State Average Weekly Wage. Visit PaidFamilyLeave.ny.gov for information on this year’s maximum weekly benefit, as well as a calculator to estimate your own benefits.
Eligibility All eligible employees are entitled to participate in Paid Family Leave.
New Child: You can take Paid Family Leave during the first 12 months following the birth, adoption, or fostering of a child. Expectant mothers cannot take Paid Family Leave for their own pregnancy. Paid Family Leave for the birth of a child begins after the birth. It is not available for prenatal conditions.
A serious health condition is an illness, injury, impairment, or physical or mental condition that involves:
A close relative includes:
Military Active Service Deployment: You can take Paid Family Leave to assist with family situations arising when your spouse, domestic partner, child, or parent is deployed abroad on active military service or has been notified of an impending military deployment abroad. You cannot use Paid Family Leave for your own qualifying military event.
COVID-19 Quarantine: Paid Family Leave may also be available for use in situations when you or your minor dependent child are under an order of quarantine or isolation due to COVID-19. See PaidFamilyLeave.ny.gov/COVID19 for full details.
Your Rights and Protections
Requesting Paid Family Leave at Launch To request paid family leave, please reach out to Camille Schlafer 30 days before your leave will start if it’s foreseeable. Otherwise, notify your employer as soon as possible. You will be given the appropriate PFL forms and instructions on how to submit Trinet's insurance carrier, Standard Security.