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New York Governor Signs Paid Sick Leave Related to Virus (1)

March 18, 2020, 10:49 PM; Updated: March 18, 2020, 11:35 PM

Employers in New York state must offer job protections and paid sick leave for workers quarantined as a result of the novel coronavirus.

The state Assembly and Senate passed legislation with the new leave and worker protection requirements Wednesday as the number of cases in the state climbed to 2,382, and the hospitalization rate of those who tested positive reached 23%.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) signed the bill, (S.8091/A.10153), late Wednesday and it takes effect immediately.

The measure would require businesses with up to 99 employees to provide job protection for the duration of the quarantine order, and ...

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