Mayor De Blasio signed amendments to the New York City’s Earned Safe and Sick Time Act (ESSTA) on September 28, 2020 (see our prior Benefit Beat article). These amendments align the ESSTA with the state’s paid sick leave law.
As a result of the amendments, employers of domestic workers, and employers with 100 or more employees are required to provide a notice of ESSTA rights to their employees by January 1, 2021. The notice must also be posted in the workplace in an area that is visible and accessible to employees.
To satisfy the workplace posting requirement, the New York Department of Consumer Affairs issued an updated “Notice of Employee Rights: Sick and Safe Leave” that can be used by an employer subject to the law. The model notice is currently only available in English but is expected to be available in additional languages in the near future.
Additional information about the City’s earned sick and safe leave law is available on the Department of Consumer Affair’s dedicated webpage.
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