New York State Gets Paid Family Leave, $15 Minimum Wage

Today, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation that will bring the minimum wage in New York State up to $15 an hour over the course of the next few years, and also provide the most comprehensive paid family leave in the country. The family leave policy, which will phase in starting in 2018, will eventually provide for 12 weeks of paid family leave, capped at 67 percent of the statewide average weekly wage.

When Family Leave Brings Conflict Between Your Personal Life and Your Professional Life

Family leave can mean many things to many people. Whether it's the joy of having a new family member in your life, such as the birth of a child, or the sadness of having a sick or ailing family member you need to care for, such as a parent or spouse with cancer, family leave is a very important benefit in any work environment. What happens, though, when it becomes resented by co-workers?