New Employment Laws Alert
Dear clients and friends, please be aware of the following new laws that are effective this month:
Westchester County Paid Sick Leave Law
Effective March 30, 2019, the Westchester County Earned Sick Leave Law allows employees to accumulate one hour of paid sick time for every 30 hours of work. The law applies to employers with at least five employees and allows workers to accrue up to 40 hours of paid sick time a year. The sick days can be used for employees’ mental or physical illness or to take care of a sick family member.
NYC Mandates Workplace Lactation Rooms
Beginning March 18, 2019, New York City employers with at least four employees must provide lactation rooms and create a written lactation accommodation policy that must be given to employees at hire. Pursuant to the law employers must also provide a clean space for employees to express breast milk, as well as refrigerators in reasonable proximity to work areas for the purpose of storing breast milk.