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Other Leaves: New York

Other Leaves requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Jessica Sussman


  • There are various types of leave that may be available to an employee in New York. See Leaves of Absence.
  • New York employers may be required to provide adoption leave, family military leave, paid family leave and pregnancy leave under state law. See Family and Medical Leave.
  • New York employers must provide up to two hours of paid time off to vote. See Voting Leave.
  • Military servicemembers have reinstatement rights under New York law. See Military Leave.
  • New York law requires same-sex committed partners to be treated the same as married couples under an employer's bereavement leave policy. See Bereavement Leave.
  • New York allows employees to take time off to respond to a jury summons or to comply with a subpoena related to a crime of which the employee is a victim or witness. See Jury Duty Leave; Crime Victim and Witness Leave.
  • It is an unlawful discriminatory practice for a covered employer to refuse to provide a reasonable accommodation when a victim of domestic violence must be absent from work for a reasonable time and for a qualifying reason. See Domestic Violence Leave.
  • Employers with 20 or more employees must allow an employee to take leave to donate blood or bone marrow. See Bone Marrow Donor Leave; Blood Donor Leave.
  • An employer must grant a leave of absence to an employee performing duties as a volunteer firefighter or member of a volunteer ambulance service during a declared emergency. See Emergency Responder Leave.
  • An employer may be required to reasonably accommodate an employee who needs time off for a religious observance. See Leave for Religious Purposes.
  • Localities including New York City and Westchester County have requirements pertaining to other leaves. See Local Requirements.