Sheila McGarrigle

PFL Update: NY State Average Weekly Wage for 2021 Benefits

April 2, 2020

PFL Update

In the midst of the many challenges brought on by COVID-19, the Department of Labor’s Research & Statistics Division was able to perform its annual update of the New York State Average Weekly Wage (NYSAWW)  - it has been adjusted to $1,450.17

This annual statistical update is used to determine the Paid Family Leave (PFL) benefit for the following year –  meaning, it  only applies to calculating the PFL benefit in 2021 and has no impact on benefits received in the current calendar year 2020.

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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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