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NYS Paid Family Leave Act

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 5:30pm to 8:00pm

NYC - ILR Conference Center
16 E 34th St, New York, NY 10016, USA

The NYS Paid Family Leave Act goes into effect on January 1, 2018, and provides job-protected paid leave for workers when a new child enters the family, or to care for a seriously ill or injured family member. The definition of parents includes biological, LGBTQ, adoptive and foster parents, as well as a broad definition of family member who may need care.  It applies to private companies with one or more employees, meaning that most employees in NYS will be covered.  

Join our panel to learn how this new law interacts with the related Federal and local laws including the ADA, FMLA, NYC Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, and Workers' Compensation, among others. The program will provide information on what management and worker advocates need to know to effectively advise and represent their clients.


Elizabeth de Leon Bhargava, Esq., Deputy Secretary for Labor & Workforce, Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

Liz Vladeck, Esq., Deputy Commissioner, Office of Labor Policy and Standards, NYC Department of Consumer Affairs

Howard S. Lavin, Esq., Partner, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, LLP
Moderator Esta R. Bigler, Esq., Director, Labor and Employment Law Program, Cornell ILR

CLE Credit:  2.0 NYS CLEs – Professional Practice (Transitional and Non-Transitional)

Cosponsored by Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, LLP

To register online on our website and for more information,
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For information on our CLE scholarship policy or other questions about this program, call Stephanie Sutow at 212-340-2866, or e-mail

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