- On April 3, 2020 Governor Cuomo signed a bill amending the Labor Law requiring New York employers to provide sick leave to all employees; accrual and recordkeeping obligations became effective September 30, 2020
- New York has now released a summary of this new law available here: https://www.ny.gov/new-york-paid-sick-leave/new-york-paid-sick-leave
- New York has also released a FAQ document, available here: https://www.ny.gov/sites/ny.gov/files/atoms/files/PSL_FAQ_PaidSickLeaveFAQ.pdf
- The FAQ provides additional guidance on part-time, seasonal, commissioned, tipped and telecommuting employees and the interaction between this new law and New York’s Paid Family Leave statute, among other aspects of the new law.
- Recordkeeping: Employers must keep payroll records for six years which must include the amount of sick leave accrued and used by each employee on a weekly basis.
- This new law was discussed in a client alert previously distributed and available on our website at: https://www.lgtlegal.com/news/New-York-s-New-Paid-Sick-Leave-Law-Effective-September-30-2020_310-news.htm.
The Attorneys in the Labor and Employment Practice Group at Levene Gouldin & Thompson, LLP are available to provide advice and counsel concerning matters related to this new law.