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Coronavirus (COVID-19): New York Compliance Concerns

Author: XpertHR Editorial Team

New York declared a state of emergency on March 7, 2020, in light of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. New York took steps to assist employees affected by COVID-19, including by providing paid sick leave and broadening access to health insurance benefits. Certain protections remain in effect even as the state reopens and the state of emergency ended June 24, 2021.

Employers must take care to ensure that their response to the coronavirus complies with applicable state and local laws and directives (as amended), including:

  • Paid sick and vaccination leave;
  • Paid family leave and temporary disability benefits;
  • Safety and health;
  • Health insurance;
  • WARN;
  • Unemployment benefits; and
  • Workers' compensation.