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New York Governor Signs Changes to State Employment Laws

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed New York’s 2021 Education, Labor, Housing and Family Assistance Budget Bill into law last week. The Bill includes developments in paid sick leave that applies to all employers with employees in the state. The law goes into effect on September 30, 2020 and provides different amounts of sick leave depending upon employer size. Sick leave may be used for any of the following reasons:

  • Mental or physical illness, injury, or health condition of the employee or an employee’s covered family member, regardless of whether such illness, injury, or health condition has been diagnosed or requires medical care at the time of the request for leave;
  • For diagnosis, care, or treatment of a mental or physical illness, injury, or health condition of, or need for medical diagnosis of, or preventive care for, such employee or such employee’s family member; or
  • For an absence from work for various reasons when the employee or employee’s family member has been the victim of domestic violence, a family offense, sexual offense, stalking, or human trafficking.

The law also addresses time off to vote, occupational licensing requirements, and other wage requirements.