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New York Sick Leave: What you need to know

There is no New York state law requiring private employers to provide employees sick leave, paid or unpaid, although many employers do grant it as an important employee benefit. It is important to remember, however, that if sick leave is promised, an employer may have a legal obligation to grant it. Under New York law, health and welfare benefits are part of “wages.” An employer that promises to pay for sick leave and does not may face a stiff fine (NY Lab. Law Ch. 31 Art. 6 Sec. 198-c). Employers that do have sick leave policies are required to notify their employees of the policy in writing or by publicly posting the policy (NY Lab. Law Ch. 31 Art. 6 Sec. 195).
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In addition, some courts have held that under certain circumstances, policies published in employee handbooks may constitute implied contracts that are binding and enforceable. Thus, employers should regularly review policy statements made in handbooks or elsewhere to ensure that they accurately reflect current policies. If not, they should be changed, and employees should be notified of the changes.
New York City has passed a paid sick leave ordinance that will begin to take effect in April 2014. See the discussion on the City's earned sick leave law, below.
The state Human Rights Law protects domestic violence victims from employment discrimination for taking time off from work to go to court; consult with a district attorney, counselor, and/or doctor; and recuperate from injuries. It is a violation of the law to treat an employee who is a domestic violence victim differently from any other employee because of that employee's status as a domestic violence victim. For example, if an ...

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This report, "Top 100 FLSA Q&As", is designed to provide you with an examination of the federal FLSA overtime regulations in Q&A format, including valuable tips for bringing your workplace into compliance in an affordable manner.

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