New York State Mandates Paid COVID-19 Vaccine Leave
Effective March 12, 2021, all public and private employers in New York State must provide their employees with up to four (4) hours of paid leave to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Employees receiving two-dose vaccines are entitled to up to four (4) hours of paid leave for each injection, for a potential total of eight (8) hours of paid leave. This paid time off may not be charged against an employee’s other paid leave entitlements, including state-mandated paid sick leave.
According to its language, the law will automatically expire on December 31, 2022.
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