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family leave

n.
Leave, especially unpaid leave as stipulated in US federal law, granted to an employee to care for a new baby or a sick family member or to attend to a medical condition that prevents the employee from performing his or her job.

fam′ily leave′


n.
an unpaid leave of absence from work in order to take care of a baby or an ailing family member.
[1990–95]
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Cuomo announced that New York's landmark Paid Family Leave provided more than 8 million workers across the State access to job-protected, paid time off and over 128,000 people used the benefit statewide in 2018.
"Public health institutions historically have been vocal proponents for the health benefits of breastfeeding and family leave. However, our study shows that not all are 'walking the walk' in enacting policies within their own institutions," says Stephanie Morain, assistant professor in the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy at Baylor and co-author of the study, which was published in the American Journal of Public Health.
She estimated that companies would owe about $180 billion in fines over a decade (which would pay for family leave programs) before new pay policies kicked in and reduced the penalties.
New Jersey's paid family leave program got a serious upgrade thanks to a new law signed by Governor Murphy in February.
Garden City, NY, December 06, 2018 --(PR.com)-- New York's Paid Family Leave (PFL), which became effective on January 1, 2018, has brought a new benefit to New York employees; along with it came a host of new, complex regulations.
Employers Providing Paid Family Leave Qualify for Tax Credit
A new series of Paid Family Leave webinars for health care providers, detailing what they need to know--and do - to help employees use the state's landmark Paid Family Leave benefit will review the health care provider's role in medical certification (including who can certify leave and which conditions qualify), and address top questions from providers.
To support families, businesses and the economy, some form of paid family leave for all is essential either at the federal, state or local levels.
Big changes arrived for New Yorkers on January 1, 2018, when the New Yoik Paid Family Leave (NYPFL) benefit went into effect.
Expect a few states to have lively debates this year over job-protected paid family leave and whether to require employers to provide it to workers caring for newborns or seriously ill family members.
Paid family leave. Its yet another hot-button issue at the intersection of business and state and federal government that will yet again change the employer-employee relationship.
That session, we began collaborative efforts to come up with a fair and balanced paid family leave system--something that the employers and employees could point to and feel both would benefit.

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