Beginning in January New York residents will have one of the most comprehensive family leave programs in the country. According to Governor Cuomo’s office the program once completely phased in will provide up to 12 weeks of paid time off for a birth, caring for a loved one with a serious health condition or to help manage when a loved one is called to active military service abroad. Full-time employees will be eligible after 26 consecutive weeks of employment and part-time employees can apply after working 175 days for their employer.