On October 20, 2020, the NYS Department of Labor (“DOL”) released Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) concerning the NYS Sick Leave Law (“NYSSL”) that went into effect on September 30, 2020. The FAQs are a helpful first step in allowing employers and employees to navigate and understand the NYSSL, but leaves some questions unanswered.

Here are some of the key points addressed in the FAQs:






As we explained in a prior blog post, NYS employers must allow their employees to start accruing sick leave under the NYSSL as of September 30, 2020, or must front-load the required amount of sick leave as of January 1, 2021. Employers must permit employees to start using their sick leave time as of January 1, 2021.

If you have any questions or concerns about the implementation of the NYS Sick Leave Law, please contact Chaim Book at cbook@mb-llp.com or Sheryl Galler at sgaller@mb-llp.com.