Westchester County, NY: Earned Sick Leave Law Effective April 10th


Westchester County, NY’s Earned Sick Leave Law will go into effect April 10, 2019.

The Law mandates that “covered employees of an employer with five or more employees earn, at a minimum, up to 40 hours of paid sick time in a year.

Employers with fewer than five employees must provide up to 40 hours of unpaid sick leave”.

Regarding the acrrual and carryover of earned sick time, Epstein Becker Green states that:

Under the Law, employees will accrue one hour of sick time for every 30 hours worked, up to a maximum of 40 hours of earned sick leave in a year. Accrual begins at the commencement of employment or 90 days after the Law goes into effect, whichever is later.

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The information included in this blog post originally appeared in an article from Epstein Becker Green on November 1, 2018, written by Susan Gross Sholinsky, and Nancy Gunzenhauser Popper.

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