The NYS DOL has provided clarification on paid sick leave for employees who may need time off to recover after receiving the COVID vaccination. The guidance does not create new sick leave requirements, but points out that an employee may be eligible to receive paid time off under the existing New York Paid Sick Leave law. Not mentioned in the guidance, but as was previously reported, the federal American Rescue Plan allows for tax credits for employers to recoup costs for leave paid to employees for both getting the vaccination and for recovery.
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