New York State’s New COVID-19 Sick Leave

March 21, 2020

On the same day the President signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act that expanded Family Medical Leave Act ("FMLA") protections and provided emergency paid sick and child care leave to many workers (discussed in Thursday’s alert), New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law legislation (the “Act”) providing all New York employees with COVID-19-related sick leave, as well as expanded access to New York Paid Family Leave (“PFL”) and New York statutory short-term disability benefits. 

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