NYS Paid Sick Leave

Employees

Under legislation signed by Governor Cuomo, New York workers are guaranteed job protection and financial compensation while they are on a mandatory or precautionary quarantine order due to COVID-19.

YOU ARE ENTITLED TO THE FOLLOWING PROTECTIONS AND BENEFITS IF YOU ARE SUBJECT TO A MANDATORY OR PRECAUTIONARY QUARANTINE ORDER:

If you work for a business with 10 or fewer employees and it had a net income less than $1 million last year you are entitled to:

Guaranteed job protection for the duration of the quarantine order.
Paid Family Leave (PFL) and Disability Benefits (DB) through your employer's existing policy. You will receive your salary up to a maximum of $2,884.62 per week for the duration of your mandatory or precautionary quarantine.

If you work for a business with 10 or fewer employees and it had a net income greater than $1 million last year you are entitled to:

  • At least 5 days of paid sick leave and guaranteed job protection for the duration of the quarantine order.
    After these paid sick days, you are eligible for PFL and DB through your employer's existing policy. You will receive your salary up to a maximum of $2,884.62 per week for the duration of your mandatory or precautionary quarantine.

If you work for a business with 11-99 employees you are entitled to:

  • At least 5 days of paid sick leave and guaranteed job protection for the duration of the quarantine order.
    After these paid sick days, you are eligible for PFL and DB through your employer's existing policy.
  • You will receive your salary up to a maximum of $2,884.62 per week for the duration of your mandatory or precautionary quarantine.

If you work for a business with 100 or more employees you are entitled to:

  • Guaranteed job protection for the duration of the quarantine order.
  • At least 14 days of paid sick leave.

If you work for a public employer (no matter the number employees) you are entitled to:

  • At least 14 days of paid sick leave.

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • If you are quarantined but are able to work from home you do not qualify for these benefits.
  • If your business is closed due to COVID-19, your employees may immediately apply for Unemployment Insurance.
  • You may be eligible for additional leave under PFL and DB. Please call the hotline for more information.

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For more information go to ny.gov/COVIDpaidsickleave
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Paid Sick Leave Hotline: 844-337-6303