New York Adopts Sick Leave and Job Protections for Employees under Quarantine and Isolation Orders Due to COVID-19

20 March 2020
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Key takeaways:
  • New York has enacted a law requiring employers to provide sick leave and job protection to employees subjected to mandatory or precautionary quarantine or isolation orders issued by the State of New York or other governmental entity due to COVID-19.
  • Sick leave requirements vary depending on employer’s size; employers with 100 or more employees must provide 14 days of additional paid sick leave to affected employees.
  • Job restoration is guaranteed upon return from a protected leave.
  • Law is effective immediately upon enactment on March 18, 2020.