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Paid Sick Leave Laws: What’s Next and What You Need to Know

Post: Sep. 15, 2020


The PSLL, codified as section 196-b of the N.Y. Labor Law, allows employees to begin accruing sick leave hours as of September 30, 2020 and utilize sick leave as of January 1, 2021. The Law, which covers all employers in New York State, gives employees at least 40 hours of paid or unpaid sick leave up to a maximum of 56 paid hours, depending on the size and net income of the employer. The PSLL does not prohibit or prevent an employer from providing an amount of sick leave, paid or unpaid, in excess of the Law’s requirements.

Ethan Allen Workforce Solutions‘ very own, Ed Kowalski and Tom Lemmey, presented a webinar to 50 of our members demonstrating the policies to this new law.

Topics include:

  • Accrual & Drop-In Models
  • Legal requirements based on company size and revenue
  • Qualifications of full-time and part-time employees
  • The importance of maintaining an updated Handbook

To view the presentation slides, click here

To view the Ethan Allen HR Newsletter Employment Advisory 9.8.20, click here

To view the NYSPSL Client Questionnaire, click here

For any questions, email Ed Kowalski at edward@eaworkforce.com and Tom Lemmey at tom@eaworkforce.com