Beginning in January 2018, working parents will now be able to take twelve weeks of unpaid job-protected leave to bond with their newborns.  This includes mothers and fathers and biological, adopted, and fostered children. The law does allow an employee to use vacation time, sick leave, or other paid or unpaid time off benefit programs. While an employee is out on leave, the employer must maintain their benefit coverage. Upon return from leave, the employer must have a guaranteed job that is comparable or the same position the employee held prior to the leave.  This new law covers employers with 20 to 49 employees.

 

 

Employee Eligibility:

 

More than 12 months of service with the employer;‌

 

Worked at least 1,250 hours during the previous 12 month period; and

 

Works at a worksite where the employer has at least 20 employees within a 75 mile radius

 

 

Note: An employee is not eligible for this leave if they are eligible for state family and medical leave and FMLA.

 

 

 

Thank you for choosing Paylocity as your Payroll Tax partner. Should you have any questions please contact your Paylocity Account Manager.

 

 

This information is provided as a courtesy, may change and is not intended as legal or tax guidance. Employers with questions or concerns outside the scope of a Payroll Service Provider are encouraged to seek the advice of a qualified CPA, Tax Attorney or Advisor.