Friday, January 12, 2018


Paid Family Leave Workshop
Sunday, January 14th, 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The law firm Crumiller P.C. and the Gender Equality Law Center (GELC) will hold a free workshop for the public on negotiating paid maternity and paternity leave. The workshop will focus on New York's new Paid Family Leave law, which went into effect on January 1, 2018.

Caroline Piela, a pregnancy discrimination attorney, will lead the workshop at Lark Cafe on Sunday, January 14th, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Most employees who work in New York State for private employers are eligible for paid family leave. Public employees are eligible if their employers choose to offer it.

The Paid Family Leave law provides job-protected, paid time off so that employees can, among other life situations, bond with a newly-born, adopted, or fostered child.

Topics to be discussed at the workshop include
your rights under state, city, and federal law; strategies for your particular office environment (hierarchies and politics); and New York’s new paid family leave legislation.

About Caroline Piela
Ditmas Park resident Caroline Piela is a litigation attorney with Crumiller P.C., where she fights for victims of pregnancy and gender discrimination. She has eight years of litigation experience. In September 2017, she was elected Judicial Delegate of the 42nd Assembly District. She has a J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and Master and Bachelor of Arts degrees from New York University.

Lark Cafe
1007 Church Avenue
between E. 10th Street and Stratford Road
Ditmas Park, Brooklyn
(718) 469-0140
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