Paid Sick Leave: COVID-19 Update

Update: 3/19/20

Today the New York State Legislature and Governor Cuomo will approve time off policies for employees under precautionary or mandatory quarantine. These policies are effective immediately.

  • Employers with 10 or fewer employees must provide unpaid leave to an employee under quarantine
  • Employers with 10 or fewer employees with $1 million or more in income in the previous year must provide 5 days of paid sick leave to an employee under quarantine
  • Employers with 11-99 employees must provide 5 days of paid sick leave to an employee under quarantine
  • Employers with 100 or more employees must provide 14 days of paid sick leave to an employee under quarantine

In cases where the paid leave does not cover the full quarantine period, an employee is eligible for paid family leave and disability benefits that currently exist in New York State.