Starting January 1, 2018, most private employers in the state of New York will be required to have Paid Family Leave coverage for employees. This coverage will be funded through payroll contributions from the employee, and it will permit eligible employees to take paid time away from their jobs in specific circumstances to care for children or certain close family members. The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) differs in some respects from Paid Family Leave in that FMLA does not provide any paid benefit, but does provide an unpaid leave of absence to covered employees for their own serious health condition, as well as for all the family leave categories covered by the Paid Family Leave Law. A fact sheet from New York State provides clear information about Paid Family Leave coverage and how it will impact employers and employees alike. We have addressed some key concerns you may have about Paid Family Leave coverage below.