Is Disability and Paid Family Leave Benefits Coverage Required?
Disability and Paid Family Leave benefits coverage is required for all for-profit unions in New York State with no exceptions.
A union that is established as a nonprofit entity and pays salaries and/or stipends to anyone, including its union officers and/or shop stewards, is required to obtain a disability and Paid Family Leave benefits insurance policy in that union's name.
If a union is established as a nonprofit entity and does not pay salaries and/or stipends to anyone, then that union is not required to obtain New York State disability and Paid Family Leave benefits insurance requirements.
Money used solely to offset expenses incurred while performing activities for the nonprofit are not counted as stipends.