In yet another round of legislation and administrative decision-making, New York State recently expanded its paid vaccination leave requirements, whistleblower protection laws, and paid family leave requirements. New York employers should immediately review their employment policies and practices to ensure compliance with these new employment protections, which go into effect at the times described below.

New York state recently enacted legislation granting employees paid leave in order to get a COVID-19 vaccine.  Now, both private and public employees are entitled to up to four (4) hours of paid leave per injection.  The New York State Department of Labor (“NYDOL”) recently issued guidance (the “Guidance”) clarifying the parameters of the

Paid COVID-19 Vaccination Leave

On March 12, 2021, Governor Cuomo signed legislation (S2588A/A3354B) granting public and private employees paid leave in order to get a COVID-19 vaccine.  The new law, which went into effect immediately, gives employees up to four (4) hours of paid leave per injection.  Therefore, employees who receive a COVID-19 vaccine that