The New York State Paid Sick Leave Law and the amendments to the New York City Paid Safe and Sick Leave Law expanding employees’ paid sick leave entitlements will go into full effect on January 1, 2021.
The state law went into effect on September 30 for the purpose of accrual of paid sick leave, and employees not previously covered by a local law can access their new sick leave banks beginning January 1.
Under the new state law and the New York City amendments:
- Employers with at least 100 employees must provide employees up to 56 hours of paid leave each year.
- Employers with fewer than 100 employees must provide 40 hours of paid leave.
- Employers with up to four employees must provide 40 hours of paid leave if the company had net income of at least $1 million in the previous tax year.
- Employers with up to four employees with a net income of less than $1 million in the previous tax year must provide 40 hours of unpaid leave.
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