Paid-family leave was adopted in New York last year with all the fanfare (and details) of a 2020 presidential launch, but now we’re in the nitty-gritty implementation phase and there are a lot of questions.
Frank Kerbein, a member of the legislative affairs team for the Business Council of New York State, joined Poozer Politics to answer some of those questions and provide some perspective about the history of family leave.
He outlined the push by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to adopt paid-family leave in 2016, explained how the program is funded and described the potential benefits. Kerbein also highlighted the potential challenges with implementation, which could lead to fewer weeks of leave and higher costs to employees.