Effective September 30, 2020 all employers will now be required to provide sick leave to all New York employees. However, whether the leave entitlement is paid or unpaid is determined by employer size and net income. While the law takes effect on September 30th, employees may not begin using any accrued sick leave until January 1, 2021. As further discussed below, employers should assess their current sick leave policies to ensure compliance with the new law.
Meltzer Lippe will continue to monitor and report on all developments regarding the new law. Until then, please do not hesitate to call your Meltzer Lippe contact with any further questions.
To read more about the New York State Sick Leave Law, please click on the PDF.