Sheila McGarrigle

NY PFL Legislative Update: The Living Donor Protection Act

November 7, 2018

PFL NYS legislation Cuomo Living Donor Protection Act
 

On Monday, November 5, 2018,  Governer Andrew Cuomo signed the bill, “The Living Donor Protection Act”  (S.2496-B (Hannon)/A.297-C (Gunther))

Part of this Act expands the definition of "Serious Health Condition" under Paid Family Leave to include transplantation, preparation and recovery from surgery related to organ or tissue donation.  This will allow employees to take job-protected, paid time off to care for a covered family member who donates or is preparing to donate, an organ.

This law will go into effect ninety days from the enactment of this bill, or early February, 2019.

Read a copy of the full bill here.

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This blog post is for informational purposes only and is not intended to provide legal counsel. Please consult with an appropriate professional for legal and compliance advice. Any PFL information is as of the blog post’s date stamp; it is based on the applicable statutes and regulation,  and may change as regulations evolve or NY State issues guidance regarding Paid Family Leave regulations. Have more questions? Email us at pflquestions@shelterpoint.com
 
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