Paid Family Leave: Not a Half-Baked Idea in NY? (August 14, 2013)

By Mark Scheerer, Public News Service – NY

YONKERS, N.Y. – New York could become the fourth state in the nation to pass Paid Family Leave Insurance, letting employees take up to 12 weeks of paid time off following the birth of a child. Advocates say children, families, businesses and communities will benefit in the long run. At Greyston Bakery in Yonkers, which has been supplying chocolate brownies for a Ben & Jerry’s ice cream flavor for more than 20 years, president Mike Brady said he is all for a statewide paid family leave system.