Employers must provide their New York employees with up to four hours of paid time off per injection to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Recently, the New York State Department of Labor published answers to some questions that many employers have been asking.
Amazon filed a COVID-19-related lawsuit on Feb. 12 arguing that the New York attorney general’s office exceeded its authority to regulate workplace safety issues during the pandemic. Four days later, the state attorney general filed suit against Amazon.
A Manhattan-based state lawmaker wants to require most New York residents to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Here’s what employers in the state need to know about this development and broader questions about mandatory vaccines.
New York State will soon require all employers to provide sick leave to employees. The law goes into effect on Sept. 30, but employees are not entitled to use the benefit until Jan. 1, 2021.