Employers’ Rights and Responsibilities Disability and Paid Family Leave
- Secure disability and Paid Family Leave benefits coverage for their employees. There must be no lapse in coverage, even when switching insurers.
- Ensure and adjust the contributions in proportion to the earnings of workers holding two positions of employment. The combined contributions of the jobs may not exceed 60 cents per week. This request should be made by the employee as soon as the employee enters a second job.
- Post notice of disability benefits coverage (Form DB-120) in their business. Employers can obtain this form from the disability benefits carrier.
- Post notice of Paid Family Leave coverage (Form PFL-120) in their business. Employers can obtain this form from the disability benefits carrier.
- Not discriminate against an employee because he or she has requested or taken disability or Paid Family Leave benefits (WCL §§203-a, 203-b and §120).
- Supply a worker who has been disabled more than seven days with a Statement of Rights under the Disability Benefits Law (Form DB-271S), within five days of learning that the worker is disabled (WCL §229).
- Restore an employee to the same or a comparable position with comparable employment benefits upon return from taking Paid Family Leave (WCL §203-b).
- If an employee has more than one job at the same time, with combined wages of more than $120 per week, the employee may request each employer to adjust the contributions in proportion to the earnings of each employment. The combined contributions may not exceed 60 cents per week. The request should be made as soon as the employee enters a second job.