A new mandatory bereavement pay bill in New York is awaiting Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s signature — and it would give every employee in the state 12 weeks of paid time off if they suffer a death in the family, the NEW YORK POST reports.
The legislation, which quietly passed the Senate and Assembly in the waning days of the legislative session, would be an addition to the state’s Paid Family Leave law, which went into effect in January.
The current law gives employees paid time off to bond with a new child or care for a sick relative. The bereavement provision would cover the death of a worker’s spouse or domestic partner, child, parent, parent-in-law, grandparent or grandchild. NEW YORK POST