In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the New York State Health and Essential Rights Act (NY HERO Act) is a new law that requires extensive workplace health and safety precautions to protect employees from exposure during a future airborne infectious disease outbreak.
NYS COVID-19 Leave benefits and protections are still in effect and have no expiration date. In most cases, New York workers who are under a mandatory or precautionary order or quarantine/isolation due to COVID-19 are guaranteed job protection, financial compensation, and protection from discrimination and retaliation for the duration of the quarantine order. Affected employees may file an anonymous complaint with the NYS Department of Labor.
Visit this page to read more about the HERO Act or to file a complaint: https://dol.ny.gov/ny-hero-act
COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave Fact Sheet for Employees: