On Friday March 12, 2021, Governor Cuomo signed into law legislation which requires that beginning March 12, 2021, all New York employers must provide up to four hours of paid leave per COVID-19 vaccine injection. Below are the salient features of the new law:
Who is covered?
All employees irrespective of employer size or industry.
What amount of leave are employees entitled to?
Up to four hours off per vaccine injection, paid at the employee’s “regular rate of pay.”
The law does not specifically address how much time an employee is entitled to if the vaccine requires two injections, but the law is drafted as permitting leave “per vaccine injection,” thus employees who receive a two shot vaccination could be entitled up to eight hours of paid leave.
When does the law expire?
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