Effective immediately, all New York employers, regardless of size, are required to provide employees with up to 4 hours of paid time off to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Employees may receive a greater amount under a collectively bargained agreement or as otherwise provided by the employer. This new leave requirement amends the New York Labor Law and automatically sunsets on December 31, 2022.
Important points for New York employers include:
New York employers should review their paid leave policies and make any necessary revisions to comply with this new category of required paid leave.
If you have any questions relating to these new paid leave requirements, preparing certification documents, or any other COVID-19 issue, please contact NFC’s COVID-19 Response Team as we are closely monitoring the rapidly changing legal landscape relating to this global pandemic. Please feel free to reach out to the NFC Attorney with whom you typically work or call us directly.
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