Rochester Chamber Statement on Veto of Bereavement Leave Bill

Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Bob Duffy issued the following statement upon Governor Andrew Cuomo's veto of a bill aimed at adding bereavement leave to New York's paid family leave law:

Duffy said, “Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce thanks Governor Cuomo for his understanding of the burdens that adding bereavement leave to the paid family leave law would place upon business and for his leadership in vetoing the bill.  Rochester Chamber respects the bill's sponsors and their intent to ensure families have time to properly mourn the loss of loved ones.  However, members have shared with us that the benefits provided by the bereavement leave bill would have posed undue difficulties on business in both cost and staff productivity.  Governor Cuomo heard this from Rochester Chamber members as well as businesses across the state and took the appropriate action.”