What is Paid Family Leave?

Syracuse University is preparing to implement the New York Paid Family Leave requirements that were signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and take effect January 1, 2018. Under this new law, staff, graduate assistant and student employees will be eligible to take paid, job-protected leave of absence to bond with a new child, care for a family member with a serious health condition, or handle an exigency created when a family member is called to active military service.