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New NYC Safe and Sick Leave Notice of Employee Rights

On September 28, 2020, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio signed local law Int. No. 2032-A amending the city’s paid sick and safe leave law. Under these New Amendments there were several new or changed employer obligations effective September 30, 2020 and January 1, 2021 to more closely align the NYC requirements with the new NYS paid sick leave law.

This week NYC provided the Safe and Sick Leave Notice of Employee Rights that we’ve been waiting for.

NYC employers with 100+ employees

  • Must provide the updated notice of rights to employees by January 1, 2021 (previously this was due by October 30, 2020).
  • Post the updated notice in an area that is visible and accessible to employees.
  • Provide written notice of safe and sick leave rights to employees when they begin employment or when their rights change.
  • If available on the DCA website, provide the notice in the employee’s primary language. Currently only English is available. The notice will be translated into additional languages soon.

All other NYC employers:

  • Post the notice in an area that is visible and accessible to employees.
  • Provide written notice of safe and sick leave rights to employees when they begin employment or when their rights change.
  • If available on the DCA website, provide the notice in the employee’s primary language. Currently only English is available. The notice will be translated into additional languages soon.

NYC has also confirmed that employers that could not operationalize the paystub documentation requirement by September 30, 2020, but are working in good faith on implementation will have up to November 30, 2020 to ensure compliance without a penalty.

Looking for additional guidance? Contact our team of HR Professionals at austinhr@austin-co.com.

 

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