Employers must provide time off for employee vaccinations

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday signed legislation (S.2588-A/A.3354-B) requiring that employers provide up to four hours of paid time off to receive COVID-19 vaccinations.

The law applies to both public and private employees, and employees must be granted up to four hours per injection, according to the governor’s office.

“This legislation will allow both public and private employees to take time off to get vaccinated without exhausting the leave they have earned, putting us one step closer to getting every single New Yorker vaccinated and defeating this virus once and for all,” Cuomo said in a statement.

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