Bloomberg Law
March 17, 2020, 7:37 PM

N.Y. to Pass Law Requiring Paid Sick Leave Amid Virus Outbreak

Keshia Clukey
Keshia Clukey

New York state will require employers to offer paid sick leave and job protection for workers quarantined as a result of the new coronavirus, according to an agreement reached by legislative leaders.

The bill agreed to Tuesday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D), Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie (D), and Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart Cousins (D), would require businesses with up to 99 employees to provide job protection for the duration of the quarantine order.

They also would have to guarantee their workers access to paid family leave and short-term disability benefits during the quarantine, including wage replacement for salaries up ...

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