Understanding New York’s Executive Order: COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave and Workforce Reductions

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March 26, 2020

Dear New York Clients,

Those of us living in other parts of the country see the devastating effects of COVID-19’s rapid spread in your state.  While it is hard not to feel helpless during times like this, I want you to know that PEOPLEASE remains committed to supporting you and your business.

One way we do that is by helping keep you informed about state and federal mandates that may affect you as an employer.  We’ve highlighted two components of Governor Cuomo’s recent Executive Order that could impact New York employers: the expansion of New York COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave requirements and the mandated order of a temporary reduction of in-person workforce.

We encourage you to bookmark and frequently check the PEOPLEASE COVID-19 Resource Center where we post the most recent and relevant information for employers.

Thank you for trusting PEOPLEASE to be your business partner during these challenging times.  Please reach out with questions or if we can support you, your loved ones, employees, or community in any way.


Jerry White

President and CEO

Disclaimer: This communication is not intended to convey legal advice in any manner or to be an all-encompassing review of the requirements referenced in this communication.  It is intended to be advisory only. Legal advice from an attorney is necessary to ensure compliance with all regulations and laws.