News From Genser Dubow Genser & Cona LLP

News From Genser Dubow Genser & Cona LLP

Keep Your Employees at Work

Paid Family Leave Became Effective 1/1/18

Now is the time to implement TAWC

 As of January 1, 2018, New York State is one of the first states in the nation to enact a paid family leave benefit law and to expand the definition of family caregiving to include elder care. Governor Cuomo’s Paid Family Leave Benefits Law applies to all businesses, regardless of size, and provides for a 2018 allotment of 8 weeks of paid leave time to care for a family member with a serious health condition.

This includes caring for a parent, parent-in-law, grandparent, spouse, domestic partner, child or grandchild. However, the benefit will only provide 50% of the employee’s salary (phased in to 67%) up to a maximum cap based on the New York State average weekly wage.

While the Paid Family Leave benefit may help some elder caregivers, both employers and employees will still feel the costs of elder caregiving on the workforce.

Cost to Employers:

♦Recruiting temporary workers

♦Reassigning work/job duties


♦Training costs

♦Lack of continuity for clients/customers

Cost to Employees:

♦Lost wages

♦Derailment of career path

♦Lost promotion

♦Important projects reassigned

With the right support, employees do not have to choose between work and elder caregiving.

Having resources and support in place may assist your workforce so that they will not need or elect to take Paid Family Leave, when it becomes effective in 2018 and, if necessary, can minimize the amount of time taken

TAWC is free of charge to employers.  We offer member company employees immediate access to Genser Dubow Genser & Cona (“GDGC”) elder law attorneys, on-site elder care seminars (up to 12 per year), access to vetted elder care industry professionals, 24-7 emergency home care services, discounted legal fees and a monthly working elder caregiver support group, TAWC Out Loud. The level of resources our attorneys have access to is unmatched.

GDGC’s Elder Care Employee Benefit program is designed to give working elder caregivers the tools they need to navigate the elder care landscape while remaining present and productive at work.  The program helps employers by reducing absenteeism, downtime and turnover and promotes job security for employees.

Our Elder Law attorneys are always available to address your questions and concerns. Call us at 631.390.5000 or click here.


Attend our next meeting

SHRM-LI Monthly Meeting

Wednesday, March 28, 2018
8:00 AM - 10:30 AM

For further info, contact:

SHRM-LI Chapter Executive Director
Linda B. Selden-Paduano