NY Paid Sick Leave – What Employers Should Know

On April 3, 2020, Governor Cuomo signed legislation establishing the right to paid leave for New Yorkers, beginning January 1, 2021. On December 2, the state issued proposed regulations, however, these are not yet final.

So where does that leave employers? Even with the currently published guidance, FAQs and proposed regulations, there are still many unanswered questions and lack of clarity in some key areas of implementation, leaving employers unsure of how to proceed.

In this one-hour session, we provide a high-level overview of the key provisions and address some frequently asked questions to help employers and HR professionals make some educated guesses on how to get started complying with these requirements.

This session covers the key aspects of the NY Paid Sick Leave provisions including:

  • Coverage & eligibility
  • Leave amount
  • Paid/unpaid leave
  • Accrual rates
  • Reasons for leave
  • Covered family members
  • Leave increments & pay rate
  • Documentation
  • Carry over provisions
  • Impact of other policies

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