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NYS Employers Must Prepare to Comply with New Sick Leave Law On September 30, 2020

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Effective September 30, 2020, all New York State employers will have to comply with the requirements of § 196-b of the New York Labor Law requiring that employers provide all of their employees with paid or unpaid sick leave. Whether an employee is entitled to paid or unpaid leave, and the amount of leave an employee is entitled to, will depend on the employer’s size.

Section 196-b is the first Statewide law mandating sick leave for employees. To be ready for this new leave entitlement, employers will have to ensure that they have a compliant policy and procedures in place to track leave accrual and use when the new law takes effect.

More critical information on this new law can be found by reading the client alert recently issued by Phillips Lytle, LLP, which can be viewed here.

If you have any questions on this guidance, please contact Caroline Organ, Director of Human Resources at 854-5034 or