The NY Paid Family Leave Act: Not Just for New Mothers (Update)

(170 Ratings)

Produced on: February 20, 2018

Course Format On Demand Audio

Taught by


Course Description

Time 63 minutes
Difficulty Beginner

New York passed a comprehensive Paid Family Leave law as part of the 2016-17 budget. This law provides the opportunity for paid time off to bond with a new child, care for a seriously ill family member, or deal with issues arising from active military service for those working in New York State. Paid Family Leave benefits will begin on January 1, 2018 with the benefits increasing through 2021. It is important for employers and individuals to understand their obligations under the law, when the leave can be utilized, and what rate of wage replacement is available during the leave.

Taught by Deanne M. Braveman, who served as the chief lobbyist for the New York Paid Family Leave Campaign, this course looks at the details of the newly enacted Paid Family Leave law and regulations.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify who is eligible to take Paid Family Leave benefits
  2. Review the benefits that eligible individuals can take under Paid Family Leave
  3. Discuss responsibilities of employers and individuals in relation to the leave law


Deanne Braveman

Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C.

Deanne M. Braveman is an Associate at Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C., where she practices with the firm’s Government Relations group in Albany, NY. While working in Albany, Ms. Braveman has established valuable relationships with individuals from all areas of New York State government. She handles all aspects of our clients government relations needs including budget requests and legislative process. She has experience in all aspects of legislative campaigning including coalition building for support. Additionally, Ms. Braveman is experienced in compliance with all New York State and New York City lobby registration and reporting law and campaign finance law. In 2015, Ms. Braveman was selected by City & State Magazine as one of their Albany Rising Stars: 40 under 40, which is chosen annually and recognizes the next generation of political leaders in Albany.


Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Braveman was a Legislative Fellow for the Honorable Joseph E. Robach, 56th Senate District of the State of New York, where she conducted research for current and future legislation, speaking events, and Senate sessions. She also assisted constituents with questions about legislation, attended public events on behalf of and with Senator Robach, and acted as a Representative at meetings of Great Lakes Legislators.


While in Law School, Ms. Braveman served as a Clinical Intern in the Albany Law School’s Law Clinic & Justice Center’s Litigation Clinic where she was admitted to practice under the Student Practice Rule. In that capacity, she represented clients in hearings and appeals involving unemployment benefits and conducted client interviews, fact investigation, and legal research. She also handled case planning, preparation of pleadings and all other court papers, witness preparation, and client representation in administrative proceedings.


Ms. Braveman also worked as a Legal Intern for three separate entities: Disability Advocates, Albany, NY, the Health Care Bureau of the New York State Attorney General’s Office, Albany, NY, and the United States Department of Justice, Washington, DC.


Elisa A.

Interesting lecture about a relatively new law. I learned a great deal.

Susan B.

Examples given were very helpful. Learned quite a bit.

Michele B.

Good Course.

Pamela W.

Very nice explanation of some of the details of this new program.

Sarah K.

This is by far the BEST class I have taken with LawLine.

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