Ana Getiashvili, Co-Chair of Meltzer Lippe’s Labor & Employment practice group spoke to Newsday to discuss the key differences between New York’s Paid Family Leave (PFL) and The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
“FMLA is unpaid. That’s the big difference,” Getiashvili said. The federal FMLA permits workers to take time off to deal with their own health issues.
Employers send employee PFL paycheck contributions to insurance providers who ultimately determine if a claim is approved and paid, Getiashvili said.
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