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New York Employees Can Use Non-Emergency Paid Sick Leave Next Year

BY: Lia Coniglio, Esq. | 05/22/20

In New York, non-emergency (non-COVID-19-related) paid sick leave requirements will go into effect on September 30, 2020, with use of accrued sick leave by employees to begin January 1, 2021 [S.B. 7506B, L. 2020].

Accrual Method

Beginning on September 30, 2020, employees will accrue sick leave at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked. For employees hired after that date, accrual begins on their first day of work. Employees can begin using accrued sick leave on January 1, 2021.

Employer size

Employer net income

Annual sick leave requirement

4 or fewer employees

$1 million or less

up to 40 hours unpaid sick leave

4 or fewer employees

greater than $1 million

up to 40 hours paid sick leave

5-99 employees


up to 40 hours paid sick leave

100 employees or more


up to 56 hours paid sick leave

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Lia Coniglio, Esq., is Managing Editor of PayState Update and Manager of State Payroll Information Resources for the APA.