Update (August 2022):The State of New York enacted legislation (Assembly Bill 9513) that extends the end of the paid leave law from December 31, 2022 toDecember 31, 2023.
The State of New York enacted Senate Bill 2588-A, which granted employees paid time off to receive a COVID-19 vaccination. Senate Bill 2588-A is set to expire on Dec. 31, 2022.
Guidance (March 2021):
The State of New York has released guidance on Senate Bill 2588-A in the form of frequently asked questions. Among other things, the guidance clarifies that employers are not required to provide this paid leave retroactively for employees who obtained the vaccine on or before Mar. 12, 2021. For further details, see the FAQs here .
Senate Bill 2588-A:
Under Senate Bill2588-A , all New York employees are entitled to up to four hours of paid leave per injection. Employers must provide the leave at the employee's regular rate of pay, and employers are prohibited from deducting this leave from any other earned or accrued time.
New York employers should review their policies, forms, practices, and supervisor training to ensure compliance with the law.