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updated pregnancy leave laws for ny state
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While pregnant adults are typically celebrated in American culture, there is often social stigma against teenage mothers, single mothers and poor mothers (the idea of the "welfare mom"). From a legal perspective, New York state doesn't have great maternity leave policies. For the period before birth, NY law allows women to be covered under temporary disability. Since they are unable to work, they are given partial wage replacement (50% of the employee's wages up to a weekly cap). But, once the child is born, there are no parental leave requirements in New York, exceptive for adoptive parents. Many employers offer some time off, due to the National Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), which guarantees 12 weeks maternity leave. But the FLMA has loopholes (for example, it doesn't apply to companies with less than 50 employees). So, now New York is finally poised to change. In March 2016, the NY State Legislature finalized a budget deal that will include 12-week Parental Leave in New York for all full-time and part-time employees. These changes are set to go into effect in the coming years: up to 8 weeks of leave by January 1, 2018, up to 10 weeks of leave by January 1, 2019, and up to 12 weeks of leave by January 1, 2021.
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While pregnant adults are typically celebrated in American culture, there is often social stigma against teenage mothers, single mothers<ref>[https://www.npr.org/2011/02/24/134031175/For-Single-Mothers-Stigma-Difficult-To-Shake For Single Mothers, Stigma Difficult To Shake]</ref> and poor mothers (the idea of the "welfare mom").<ref>[https://www.yahoo.com/news/i-am-a-welfare-mom-1318466351882294.html ‘I Am a Welfare Mom and I Can Tell You: It’s a Nightmare Come True’]</ref> According to New York state law, parents of children may take up to 12 weeks of paid family leave at 67 percent of their payment, with a pay cap. This is also applies to same-sex couples. Paid family leave can only begin after birth and it does not apply to prenatal conditions.<ref>[https://paidfamilyleave.ny.gov/bonding-leave-birth-child NY State: Bonding with Your New Baby]</ref>
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For the period before birth, NY law allows women to be covered under temporary disability. Since they are unable to work, they are given partial wage replacement (50% of the employee's wages up to a weekly cap).
    
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