Latham: 518.785.0134 | Queensbury: 518.792.6595
Posted on: 3/26/20
In response to the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic on New Yorkers, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill into law that provides wage replacement assistance to NY families. The bill signed on March 18, 2020 offers support to most NY employees who are unable to work due to an eligible quarantine- self or dependent children under 18 years of age. Below is a list of programs along with their associated details.
Paid Sick Leave:
Under this bill, NY employers are required to offer paid sick leave to their employees who are unable to work due to COVID-19 qualifying reasons. Employees are entitled to their regular pay and job protection for the duration of this leave. The duration of the leave is contingent to the size of the employer.
NYS Paid Family Leave:
The NYS PFL benefits are available for workers who are unable to work because they are either caring for a family member who has COVID-19 or a minor child under quarantine. This benefit is to be used once the employer paid sick leave is exhausted.
Temporary Disability Insurance:
Workers who contract COVID-19 and are unable to work because of it may qualify for temporary disability benefits.
NYS Unemployment Insurance:
This benefit provides individuals who lose their employment up to 26 weeks of partial wage replacement benefits. The one week waiting period is waived for job losses in conjunction with a COVID-19 closure.
This benefit is for individuals who cannot work because they were exposed or they contracted COVID-19 in the workplace.
If you have questions or would like additional information, please contact your Marvin and Company, P.C. representative.