In a similar vein, we’ve advised in past weeks of the new Paid Family Leave Law that took effect in New York this week. When it phases in fully in 2021, the law will require employers to provide 12 weeks paid leave at 67% of salary for employees to care for new children or sick relatives or their family members if the relative in the military is deployed.  In addition, another paid sick leave law took effect on January 1 in the state of Washington, while in Nevada, their new law requires up to 160 hours leave per year for domestic abused victims or their family members. Rhode Island’s paid sick leave law takes effect in July.