Paid Family Leave

No one should have to choose between the health of their family and their ability to make ends meet.



On April 4, 2016, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed into law the nation's most robust paid family leave policy.  Here's what you need to know about how the new law works. 








As CSS's Unheard Third survey data reveals, far too many New York working women and men face financial crisis for taking time off to care for a newborn or a seriously ill family member like an aging parent.  CSS helped to lead a coalition of organizations to win the fight for a new Paid Family Leave law in New York state.  


Click below to watch CSS's Vice President for Policy, Reseach and Advocacy, Nancy Rankin, dicuss this new law and how it will work in New York State (paid famly leave section starts at 9:20).




















It was a long road to paid family leave in NY.  Below are advocacy materials and information on events produced for the campaign. 



Learn why NY needs 12 weeks of leave   |   Watch small business owners on why they want paid family leave



Paid Family Leave Policy Brief

Watch a short video of one working mom in NYC who didn't have leave   |    Download our policy brief



Read our latest report on paid family leave   |    Medical professionals from across NY support paid family leave



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