If your business is based in Albany County you may soon need to provide paid sick leave to your employees. The Albany County Legislature is considering a bill, The Albany County Paid Sick Leave Act, that would allow full and part-time employees to accrue a minimum of one hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked.
Employees would be able to use paid sick leave for the care, treatment, diagnosis or prevention of a physical or mental illness, injury or health condition. Paid sick leave could also be used to care for family members with medical conditions, in public health emergencies, or if the employee or a family member has been the victim of a crime.
Employers would be required to notify employees of the Act and hang a poster about it in a prominent location. Penalties and fines can be imposed for failure to comply.
Read the Act here (scroll to page 57). Another Public Hearing on this proposal is being held on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 7:15 PM at the Legislative Chambers in the Albany County Courthouse, 2nd Floor, 16 Eagle Street, Albany.
Contact Albany County Legislator Rick Touchette to voice your opinion about this legislation.