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New Guidance on New York State Paid Sick Leave Law

On Sept. 30, 2020, employers in New York State were required to begin allowing covered employees to accrue sick hours at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked. On Jan. 1, 2021, employees may start using accrued leave in accordance with the new state Paid Sick Leave Law.

Members are encouraged to review a new Department of Labor (DOL) guidance document and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding implementation of the new law, which can be accessed here and here. Additional information is also provided in an April 2020 memo from LeadingAge NY counsel Hinman Straub.

For additional information or questions, please contact Ellen Quinn at equinn@leadingageny.org.