Unemployment Insurance & Paid Sick Leave

Unemployment Insurance

Unemployment insurance (also known as UI) is a program that provides temporary cash benefits to employees who lose their jobs. If you have worked in New York State within the last 18 months and lost your job through no fault of your own, you may be eligible for UI.

Unemployment Insurance FAQs

How to File for Unemployment

Information from the Department of Labor

Paid Sick Leave

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) requires certain employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. These provisions will apply from April 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020.

Families First Fact Sheet

Families First FAQs

Families First Fact Sheet for Employers

Employee Rights Poster

The FFCRA Employee Notice Requirements are now in effect, meaning your business must either post the informational poster at your work place, or digitally send the poster to your employees if they are not on site.

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COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave

What Employees Need to Know

What Employers Need to Know

Paid Family Leave

New York’s Paid Family Leave Policy

How to Apply for Paid Family Leave & Disability Benefits

Mandatory Quarantine

In response to the outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in New York State, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has guaranteed workers job protection and financial compensation in the event they, or their minor dependent child, are subject to a mandatory or precautionary order of quarantine or isolation issued by the state of New York, the Department of Health, local board of health, or any government entity duly authorized to issue such order due to COVID-19.

NYS Paid Leave Law for Quarantine

How to Obtain an Order for Mandatory or Precautionary Quarantine