Paid Family Leave Insurance Campaign Honors Governor Cuomo for Leadership, Advocacy in Enacting Nation’s Most Robust Paid Family Leave Plan
This evening, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo was presented with the “Champion for Working Families & Children” award by the Paid Family Leave Insurance Campaign of New York State. The Governor received the award at a victory celebration in Manhattan attended by a diverse coalition of advocates, business leaders and policy makers. In April, the Governor marked a major milestone in the fight for social and economic justice by signing the nation’s strongest paid family leave into law.
Under New York’s paid family leave plan, employees – both men and women – will be eligible for 12 weeks of leave when caring for an infant, a family member with a serious health condition or to relieve family pressures when someone is called to active military service. This program will be funded entirely through a nominal payroll deduction on employees, costing businesses – both big and small – nothing.