Video: New York Employees Entitled to COVID-19 Vaccination Leave

Video Transcript:

My name is Marisa Sandler and welcome to today's HRMinute. Today we are going to be discussing leave for COVID-19 vaccinations. Under new law which went into effect in March, New York employers are required to provide employees with up to four hours of leave per vaccine injection to be vaccinated for COVID-19. The amount of leave an employee will be entitled to will necessarily depend on which vaccine the employee's receiving. For example, an employee receiving single-dose vaccines such as the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, will be entitled up to four hours of leave from scheduled work. All employees receiving a two-dose vaccine such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, will be entitled to up to eight hours of leave from scheduled work. Employers can require proof of vaccination to be mindful not to collect any information that could implicate the Americans with Disabilities Act. Vaccination leave is paid at the employee's regular rate of pay and cannot be charged against other accrued but un-used paid time off, such as sick-leave under the New York State and New York City Sick Leave Law. The laws effective from now until December 31, 2022. Marisa Sandler, Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt.

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04.19.2021  |  PUBLICATION: HRMinute  |  TOPICS: Employment

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