Human Resources

Away from Work Programs

Short Term Disability - Staff

Nazareth College provides short-term disability coverage consistent with the requirements of New York State Disability Benefits Law (DBL) by providing financial protection to employees who become temporarily disabled due to a non-work-related injury or illness.

If applicable, disability leave/benefits will run concurrently with any other applicable period of leave, including FMLA leave, to the maximum extent permitted by law.

Statement of Rights - New York State Disability Law  

Short Term Disability Process

Employee Eligibility for Disability
Applying for Disability Benefits
Compensation During Disability
Returning to Work
Additional Information

NYS Paid Family Leave (PFL)

Effective January 1, 2018, the New York State (NYS) Paid Family Leave Benefit Law (PFL) provides eligible employees with partially paid, job protected family leave benefits when they are unable to work due to a qualifying event. 

If applicable, PFL will run concurrently with any other applicable period of leave, including Family Medical Leave (FMLA), to the maximum extent permitted by law.

NYS PFL - Notice to Employees

Statement of Rights for Paid Family Leave

NYS Paid Family Leave Policy

PFL Information and Process

Qualifying Events under PFL
Employee Eligibility for PFL
Advance Notice Requirement
Process for Applying for Leave
When do PFL benefits begin?
How can PFL be taken?
Compensation while on PFL


The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a United States labor law that provides up to twelve (12) weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave to eligible employees for qualified medical and family reasons.

Leaves of absence, short term disability, PFL, and Workers’ Compensation or similar leaves will run concurrently with FMLA leave to the maximum extent permitted by law. 

Employees Rights and Responsibilities under FMLA

Family Medical Leave (FMLA)

Qualifying Events under FMLA
Employee Eligibility for FMLA
Compensation while on FMLA
Relationship to other leave programs