Westchester County Paid Sick Time Law Going into Effect April 10, 2019

From Greenwald Doherty LLP

As you may have heard, paid sick leave laws are already in place in a number of states, cities and counties, and new paid sick time laws are continuing to emerge. Westchester County is one of the latest jurisdictions to enact such a law. The new law will go into effect on April 10, 2019. Similar to the New York City paid sick time law, all full-time and part-time employees who work more than 80 hours per year in Westchester County are eligible to earn sick leave. For employers with five or more employees working in Westchester County — regardless of where the employer is based — this sick time must be paid.

Particularly challenging for employers is the fact that each sick leave law has its own distinct requirements, including that employers provide specific notices to employees, along with recordkeeping and policy requirements. Failure to comply with these requirements could result in significant penalties. The Westchester County law, for example, provides employees with a private right of action and the ability to recover back pay, attorneys’ fees and other monetary and non-monetary relief.

Please tune into our Webinar for a discussion of paid sick time laws and how employers can ensure compliance with the laws’ requirements.

Webinar with Speaker Jasmin J. Farhangian, Partner, Greenwald Doherty LLP

DATE: Thursday, April 4, 2019

TIME: 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm