The bill to add bereavement to the law currently sits on Gov. Andrew Cuomo's desk.

Some small business owners are saying an addition to a bill in Albany could hurt their business.

In the final days of the legislative session, lawmakers passed a bill that would add bereavement to the Paid Family Leave Law. Eligible workers can take for up to eight weeks paid leave this year. Next year, it increases to 10 weeks. In 2021, it'll be 12 weeks.

Right now, only parents having a new child, workers caring for a sick family member, and those heading for military deployment are allowed to take paid family leave.

One Western New York business owner says it's very difficult to find replacement workers, and that's on top of the added cost of operating in the state.

"What we face as a manufacturer, I would say in any given year we're throwing away about three-quarters of a million dollars just for the cost of doing business in New York State," Confer Plastic of North Tonawanda owner Bob Confer said.

A deduction from every paycheck (less than two cents for every ten dollars earned) goes towards paid leave for most New York workers. The pay is 50 percent of an employees average wage. It's capped currently at a maximum benefit just shy of $653.

The bill to add bereavement to the law currently sits on Gov. Andrew Cuomo's desk.