The Real Faces of PFL

November 19, 2018

Real Faces of Paid Family Leave

Over the summer we ran a fun Bonding Photo contest for employees out on NY’s Paid Family Leave.  We were overwhelmed by all the submissions, but as we were looking through the photos and reading the captions, what really stood out to us was just how thankful so many employees were to have this benefit available to them.

We understand that for many employers the new Paid Family Leave mandate certainly comes with some challenges – we have even faced many challenges as a business ourselves!  But, in the spirit of Thanksgiving we wanted to take the time this week to reflect on what this benefit is all about.   Whether it be to bond with a brand new baby, to take care of matters due to military exigency, or to care for a seriously ill family member, at its core, Paid Family Leave is meant to be there for employees in a time of need.

So, this Thanksgiving we are thankful for all of those kind words submitted by real claimants out on Paid Family Leave for Bonding.  We’re thankful you’ve reminded us at ShelterPoint who we are working for as we process our claims each and every day.  These are the real faces of Paid Family Leave.  Over the next few weeks we’ll be sharing their stories on our Social Media pages.  Stories like these:

Father and daughter during New York Paid Family Leave

Mother and son during New York Paid Family Leave

Infant - face of Paid Family Leave in New York

So follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or LinkedIn to get to know the #FacesofPFL.

And, we encourage all of you to share your Paid Family Leave story with us, using #FacesofPFL – and you might even find yourself featured on our page too!

Diana and daughter crawling during New York Paid Family Leave


From everyone here at ShelterPoint, we wish you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving!

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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