New NYS DOL guidance on COVID-19 Sick Leave

The NYS Department of Labor Commissioner gave new guidance regarding NYS COVID-19 paid sick leave. Employees may now receive COVID paid sick leave for up to three instances of quarantine.

 

Takeaways:
▪ A negative COVID test is not necessary to allow employees to return to work.
▪ An employee must not report to work if they test positive after a period of quarantine or isolation.
▪ Employers will have to pay employees who are asked to stay home due to a potential exposure.

 

To read the letter click here.

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