Reopening New York — Answering Questions About New York Paid Sick Leave

September 2, 2020

By: Theresa E. Rusnak

As a bonus to Bond’s Sept. 1 webinar about the evolving legal implications of COVID-19 for business, we’ve posted a short video by Bond labor and employment attorney Theresa Rusnak, in which she answers questions about New York’s new sick leave law that allows employees to start accruing sick leave in September 2020 for use in January 2021. 

Specifically, Theresa addresses whether employers can front-load paid sick leave days for exempt employees but accrue it for non-exempt workers. (Short answer: yes). She also discusses the issue of requiring employees to provide medical documentation for sick leave.

The full presentation covered the following topics:

  • New York Paid Sick Leave – FAQs
  • Higher Education Update – Developments and Trends
  • Update from Albany
  • Litigation Update – Class Action Lawsuits
  • Addressing Leave Issues - New Guidance from the Department of Labor

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