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New York Law Grants Employees Up To 4 Hours of Leave to Obtain COVID Vaccine

March 25, 2021

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has signed legislation granting all employees paid time off to receive the COVID-19 vaccination. Under this new law, employees will be granted up to four hours of paid, excused leave per injection that will not be charged against any other leave the employee has earned or accrued. In addition, the law prohibits employers from discharging, threatening, penalizing or otherwise discriminating or retaliating against employees for exercising their rights under the law, including requesting or obtaining a leave of absence to be vaccinated for COVID-19. The law becomes effective immediately and expires on December 31, 2022.