Paid Time Off For Covid-19 Vaccines? It’s the Law in NY and Elsewhere If You Mandate the Jab

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New York State just passed a law–effective March 12, 2021–that requires businesses to provide four hours of paid time off (PTO) for each Covid-19 vaccination an employee receives.

This means, with two shots required for Moderna and Pfizer vaccines, an employee receives eight hours of PTO, while if you opt for the one-and-done Johnson & Johnson vaccine, you receive four hours of PTO.

According to law firm Jackson Lewis, the rules are

All New York employees must receive a paid leave of absence for “a sufficient period of time” not to exceed four hours per vaccine injection. In other words,

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