Senate Steps Up For Workers Impacted By The Coronavirus Pandemic

Posted to Applied Web NY on Wed, 03/18/2020 - 21:01

The Senate today passed legislation to ensure employees in New York State will be able to access paid leave if they are subject to a mandatory or precautionary quarantine due to the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). The Senate bill, advanced by the Senate Democratic Majority, also waives the 7-day waiting period before New Yorkers can apply for unemployment insurance. This action builds on legislation passed by the Senate to allocate $40 million to help address this crisis.