Stephanie Haber
/ Categories: Bonding Leave, Various

Fact of the Month: New Yorkers love to bond!

March 6, 2018

Now that Paid Family Leave has been available for over two months now, let’s take a look at how New Yorkers have been using PFL.

Out of the gate, 89% of our PFL claims were for bonding leave in January – largely because 2017 Moms and Dads have been using their bonding leave before baby turns one:

  • 54% of bonding leaves have been for 2017 births!

And a shout out to the Dads, who make up 20% of those bonding leaves.

A trend we’re observing now is that New Yorkers are starting to use Paid Family Leave for caregiving more.  The number of care-giver leaves is increasing – while only 10% of our claims were for this type of leave in January, this number has climbed to 15% during February. 

Stay tuned - we will continue to monitor interesting trends in PFL and provide updates!

ICYMI: If you or an employee needs to take PFL, you can find our ShelterPoint-specific claim forms, as well as the generic claim forms for download, here.

ShelterPoint is your source for everything Paid Family Leave. If you have questions, email us at and we’ll be happy to help.


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

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