New York – Presbyterian Announces New Paid Family Leave Policy (May 3, 2017)

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital has announced that it will roll out paid parental leave for its employees who are new parents. The new policy is the most comprehensive of its kind among New York City hospitals and healthcare systems, offering new parents two to six weeks of paid time off, extended leave for six months and continuation of benefits, in addition to flex time currently available for new parents.

The new paid parental leave policy covers women and men welcoming a child through birth, adoption and surrogacy. NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital will offer primary caregivers six weeks of paid leave and secondary caregivers two weeks of paid leave. In addition, birthing mothers will be eligible to receive paid, medically necessary leave related to the birth of their child, which is generally up to an additional six to eight weeks.

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