On January 1, 2018, New York State’s Paid Family Leave Benefits Law (PFL) will go into effect. Under the legislation, PFL will be a mandatory benefit in New York that will provide paid time off to employees to bond with their new child, care for a seriously ill loved one, or to address family issues that may arise due to a qualifying military exigency, while protecting their employment. PFL is designed to phase in over four years, increasing annually in weeks available and max percentage of average weekly wage. Continue reading “NY Paid Family Leave to Apply to All Private Businesses, Regardless of Size”
With baby boomers entering retirement age, more adult children are undertaking the role of caregiver to meet their loved ones’ needs. According to the National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP, as many as 34.2 million Americans have provided unpaid care to an adult age 50 or older in the last 12 months. Caregivers are often called upon to assist with a loved one’s estate plan to ensure that his or her wishes for assets and health are met. An important aspect of estate planning is power of attorney, a document that authorizes someone to make and implement financial and other important decisions.
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