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Starting January 1, 2018, New York State's Paid Family Leave provides New Yorkers with job-protected, paid leave to bond with a new child, care for a loved one with a serious health condition or to help relieve family pressures when someone is called to active military service abroad.

Establishing Paid Family Leave marks a pivotal next step in the pursuit of equality and dignity in both the workplace and home.

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