Law 360 covers the recent proposal by Governor Hochul to expand New York State’s paid family leave policy and provide time off for prenatal medical appointments and care. Senior Associate Alex Berke shared her thoughts on the benefits this policy would have with the article’s author, Anne Cullen. The article highlights other recent steps taken to cater towards pregnancy-related workplace protections and describes the importance this policy could have as a catalyst for reforms in other states. Ms. Berke believes the implementation of is policy would be a smooth transition for employees and employers alike. For employees, the process would not prove too difficult as it would resemble the established paid family leave process, and since the compensation could be deducted through payroll, “it’s not an insurmountable ask for employers.” Click here to read the full article and learn more about the proposed changes.