School districts and other public employers in New York State may be considering providing paid family leave pursuant to the State's Paid Family Leave Act
Ms. Buffum notes that "In the event a public employer currently provides disability benefits, but decides to not offer paid family leave benefits, the public employer must notify its employees and the Workers’ Compensation Board of this decision no later than December 1, 2017."
Workers' Compensation Board regulations implementing the Act, 12 NYCRR 355, et. seq.*, are posted on the Internet at http://www.wcb.ny.gov/PFL/pfl-regs.jsp.