|With Covid on the rise, we want to make sure you are informed and prepared of the NY State labor law that went into effect on Sept. 30, 2020.|
|Accrual Rate: 1 hour for every 30 hours worked|
Maximum Sick Leave
* Employees will receive an amount of sick leave depending on:
* Employers with 100 or more employees must provide up to 56 hours of paid sick leave per calendar year.
* Employers with 5 to 99 employees must provide up to 40 hours of paid sick leave per calendar year.
* Employers with 4 or fewer employees and net income of greater than $1 million in the previous tax year are required to provide up to 40 hours of paid sick leave per calendar year.
* Employers with 4 or fewer employees and net income of less than $1 million in the previous tax year are required to provide up to 40 hours of UNPAID sick leave per calendar year.
Note: “calendar year” means the 12-month period from January 1 to December 31. For other purposes, including use and accrual of leave, employers may set a calendar year to mean any 12-month period.
Normal rate of pay for any paid leave time or minimum wage, whichever is greater.
No allowances or credits (e.g., tip credits) may be claimed for paid leave hours, and employers are prohibited from reducing an employee’s rate of pay for sick leave hours only.
Employers must keep payroll records for 6 years which must include the amount of sick leave accrued and used by each employee on a weekly basis.
Upon the request of an employee, employers are required to provide, within three business days, a summary of the amounts of sick leave accrued and used by the employee in the current calendar year and/or any previous calendar year.
Go to NY.gov site