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2016FamilyLeaveComparison(2/16/2016)

Employee
Threshold

TheBusinessCouncilofNewYorkState,Inc.(www.bcnys.org)
Reinstate
Health
mentRights Insurance
Continuation
No
No

Yes,in
increments
onlylimited
bytime
keeping
practices

Yes

Yes

12Weeks
Yes,in
familyleave. increments
ofoneday

Yes

Yes

TypesofLeave

Eligibility

BenefitAmount

WhoPays?

Duration
Maxof26
weeksduring
52
consecutive
weeks
Upto12
weeksper
52week
periodor
calendaryear

Current
NYSShort
TermDBL

1ormore

Temporarynon
workrelated
injuryorillnessof
theemployee

After4
consecutive
weeksof
employment

Onehalfofemployeesaverageweeklywagetomaxof
$170/week

Employer,with
employeechargedup
to$0.60perweek

Current
FMLA

50ormore

Afterone
year/1,250
hours

None

N/A

Executive
Budget
Proposal

Private
employers
of1or
more

Birthoradoption
ofachild;serious
healthcondition
oftheemployee;
careforchild,
parent,spouse
serioushealth
condition;
qualifying
exigency
Carefornewchild
(birth,adoption,
foster);Carefor
familymember
withserious
healthcondition;
Qualifyingmilitary
exigencyas
definedbythe
FMLA

After4weeks
ofemployment.
Employment
neednotbe
consecutive.

*January1,2018;50%oftheemployeesaverage
weeklywagetoamaximumof50%ofthestateaverage
weeklywage(2014AWW=$1,266.44)=$633.22.
*January1,2019;55%oftheemployeesaverage
weeklywagetoamaximumof55%oftheAWW
*January1,2020;60%oftheemployeesaverage
weeklywagetoamaximumof60%oftheAWW
*January1ofeachsucceedingyear;67%ofthe
employeesaverageweeklywagetoamaximumof67%
oftheAWW

Employee.
Employerisauthorized
tocollectfromeach
employeeupto
contributionof1/2of
1%ofwagespaid,but
notinexcessof60
centsperweek.

Public
employers
optional

Inter
mittent
Leave
No

NochangetocurrentlawDBLbenefits.

2016FamilyLeaveComparison(2/16/2016)

TheBusinessCouncilofNewYorkState,Inc.(www.bcnys.org)

Employee
Threshold

S.3004
(Addabbo)/
A.3870
(Nolan)

Serioushealth
conditionofa
familymember
(child,spouse,
domesticpartner,
parent,
grandchild,
grandparent,
sibling,orparent
ofaspouseor
domesticpartner;
Employeebonding
with
newborn/adopted
child;qualifying
exigencyas
definedbythe
FMLA
Serioushealth
Private
conditionofa
sector
employers familymember
(child,spouse,
ofoneor
domesticpartner,
more;opt
inprovision parent,
grandchild,
forpublic
grandparent,
employee
sibling,orparent
unions.
ofaspouseor

domesticpartner;
Employeebonding
with
newborn/adopted
child;

S.3301
(Klein)

Private
employers
of1or
more;
provides
optinfor
public
employee
unions.

TypesofLeave

Eligibility

BenefitAmount

WhoPays?

After4weeks
ofemployment.
Employment
neednotbe
consecutive

Twothirdsofaverageweeklywagetomaxof35%of
Employee;Upto$0.45
thestatewideaverageweeklywageinfirstyear;rising perweek;annual
in3equalstepsto50%oftheNYSAWWinyear4.(For reviewre:increase
2014,35%ofNYSAWW=$443.25).Thesebenefitlevels
areapplicabletoboththeexistingemployeedisability
programandthenewfamilycareleaveprogram.

After4
consecutive
weeksof
employment

Forfamilyleaveonly,asof1/1/17,2/3rdsof
employeesaveragewage,cappedat35%oftheNYS
averageweeklywage;increasingto:
4/1/18,70%ofwages,cappedat40%ofNYSAWW
4/1/19,75%ofwages,cappedat45%ofNYSAWW
4/1/20,80%ofwages,cappedat50%ofNYSAWW.

NochangetocurrentlawDBLbenefits.

Nocosttoemployer/
employeeinfirstyear,
withcoststobepaid
fromStatefunds.
Subsequentyearscost
tobeborneby
employeeatratesto
bedetermined.

Duration
Familycare
upto12
weeksper52
weekperiod

Inter
mittent
Leave
Yes,not
defined

Familycare
No
upto12
weeksper52
weekperiod

Reinstate
Health
mentRights Insurance
Continuation
Yes
No

Yes

No

2016FamilyLeaveComparison(2/16/2016)

TheBusinessCouncilofNewYorkState,Inc.(www.bcnys.org)

Employee
Threshold

California

Carefornewchild
(birth,adoption,
foster);Carefor
familymember
withserious
healthcondition;
Careforown
disability
includes
pregnancy

Carefornewchild
All
employers (birth,adoption,
arecovered foster);Carefor
familymember
forfamily
withserious
care;all
healthcondition;
private
Careforown
sector
employers disability,includes
pregnancy
butnotall

public
sector
employers
arecovered
for
own
disability.

NewJersey

Allprivate
sector
employers
arecovered

TypesofLeave

Eligibility

BenefitAmount

WhoPays?

Duration

Employeemust
havebeenpaid
$300ingross
wagesduring
thebaseperiod

Typicalbenefitis55percentofweeklysalary,uptoa
maximumof$1,129in2016.Maximumisdetermined
byformulabasedonwagesearnedinbaseperiod.

Fundedbyemployee
only(currentlyat0.9
percentofannual
wagescombined)

Sixweeksfor
familycare;
52weeksfor
own
disability

Employeemust
havehadat
least20
calendarweeks
ofcoveredNew
Jersey
employment,
eachbeinga
weekofbeing
paid$165or
more,orhaving
beenpaid
$8,300ormore
insuch
employment
duringthebase
period.

Theweeklybenefitrateis
66percentofworkersaverageweeklywage,witha
maximumbenefitof$604.

Temporarydisability
insuranceisfinanced
byemployeeand
employerpayroll
contributions;asof
1/1/15,employees
contribute0.25%of
taxablewagebase.
Familycareisfunded
entirelybyemployee;
currentcontributionis
0.09%ofthetaxable
wagebase(first
$32,000incovered
annualwages)with
maximumdeductionof
$28.80peryear.

Sixweeksfor
familycare;
26weeksfor
employee
disability

Inter
mittent
Leave
Yes

Reinstate
Health
mentRights Insurance
Continuation
No
Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

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Employee
Threshold

RhodeIsland Allprivate
sector
employers
covered

TypesofLeave

Eligibility

BenefitAmount

Bondingwithnew
child(birth,
adoption,foster);
Careforfamily
memberwith
serioushealth
condition(Child,
parent,parentin
law,grandparent,
spouse,domestic
partner);Carefor
owndisability

Employeemust Themaximumweeklybenefitis$770.
havebeenpaid
wagesinRhode
Islandandpaid
intotheTDI/TCI
fundandmust
havebeenpaid
atleast$10,800
inthebase
period

WhoPays?

Duration

Employeedisabilityand
familycarefundedby
employee
contributionsonly.

Fourweeks
forfamily
care;30
weeksfor
employee
disability;no
morethan
30weeks
total/yearfor
combined
own
disabilityand
familycare

Inter
mittent
Leave
Yes

Reinstate
Health
mentRights Insurance
Continuation
Yes
Yes