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The New York State Paid Family Leave deduction will increase beginning January 1, 2021.  The current deduction of 0.27% of an employee’s weekly wage will increase to 0.511%. The maximum contribution for 2021 will be $385.34.

Also in 2021, the Paid Family Leave benefit will increase to 67% of an employee’s average weekly wage, not to exceed $971.61 per week. The number of weeks of Paid Family Leave will also increase from 10 weeks to 12 weeks.

For more information on the New York State Paid Family Leave and the changes for 2021 visit

Submitted by: Dawn Rotterman, Benefit Manager, Human Resources