New York will provide paid sick leave to workers affected by Coronavirus
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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

New York will provide paid sick leave to workers affected by Coronavirus

By Payroll and Entitlements Editorial Staff

On March 18, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed into law legislation guaranteeing paid leave for New Yorkers under mandatory or precautionary quarantine due to COVID-19.

For quarantined employees, job protection and paid leave would be scaled by employer size, with those having 100-plus employees providing 14 days of paid leave; under permanent paid sick leave proposal, it would be seven days.

Just the day before, Governor Cuomo had announced a deal with the state legislature on a bill that would guarantee job protection and pay for those affected.

The program bill would also make permanent the comprehensive paid sick leave policy first advanced by Cuomo in his Fiscal Year 2021 Executive Budget proposal, according to the Governor’s office.

Last week, Governor Cuomo announced that New York will guarantee two full weeks of paid leave for all state workers who are subject to a mandatory or precautionary order of quarantine as a result of the novel coronavirus.

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