Answering Questions about New York’s Paid Vaccination Leave

April 14, 2021

As a bonus to Bond’s April 13 webinar about the evolving legal implications of COVID-19 for business, labor and employment attorney Jessica C. Moller recorded a short video to answer questions about New York State’s new paid leave for COVID vaccinations, as well as the potential tax credits for employers to cover the cost of that leave.

In her video, Jessica explains that employees who were vaccinated prior to March 12 (when the new law took effect) are not retroactively entitled to payment for time they took off work for the shot, according to the statute. She also discussed the conditions that employers would need to satisfy in order to be eligible for tax credits available under the Families First Coronavirus Relief Act (FFCRA) for the time taken by their employees to receive the vaccine.

The full presentation covered the following topics:

  • Updated New York School Reopening Guidance
  • COVID Paid Leave Summary
  • New York's Marijuana Act – What Does it Mean?
  • Update from Albany
  • Overview of New Guidance Documents on Travel and Quarantine

Click here to view the webinar in its entirety or to register for upcoming Tuesday presentations.