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Free Webinar – New Sick Leave Law

Date: Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Place: Online at
Presenter: Stephanie ‘Cole’ Adams, Holly M. Nowak
Cost: Free

This fall, New York implemented a new law requiring employers with 1-4 employees to offer up to 40 hours a year unpaid sick leave.

Also as part of the new law, employers with over 5 employees must offer paid sick leave–and must not require the disclosure of confidential medical information to use the leave.

And finally, as of January 1, 2021 employers required to follow this law must also allow employees to use sick leave time to take care of relatives.

This new law (labor law Section 196-b) impacts libraries that don’t operate as part of government, and other “private” employers. To ensure our affected members get practical guidance on these changes, we have asked attorney Stephanie (“Cole”)Adams, of the “Ask the Lawyer” service provided by 3R’s, and Holly Nowak, who will be staffing ESLN’s upcoming “Ask the HR Expert” service, to walk you through revising, developing, and following your sick leave policies.

As part of the presentation, Cole and Holly will also discuss when to “check with legal,” and when to “check with HR.” Registrants will be sent a template policy in advance, to check against their own practices.

Free to ESLN Members (MVLS libraries should select CDLC as your ESLN Council at registration). Registration is required. Please note that this webinar will be recorded. The recording will be made available on January 28, 2020.

All attendees will receive a certificate of attendance for one hour and 30 minutes of CE credit.

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