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Westchester Safe Time Leave Has Arrived

The Westchester County Safe Time Leave Law takes effect today October 30, 2019.  Starting on January 28, 2020, employers must begin providing eligible new hires with a copy of the law and written notice, which is intended to explain how the law applies to them.   Employers have until January 28, 2020 to provide copy of the law and written notice to eligible current employees. The Safe Time Leave Law also requires that employers post a poster in English, Spanish and any other language deemed appropriate by Westchester County, in a conspicuous location.   Employers can locate a copy of the law, a model Notice of Employee Rights, the postings and FAQs on Westchester County’s website

The Safe Time Leave Law covers employees who work in Westchester County for more than 90 days in a calendar year with limited exceptions.  Eligible employees have the right to use up to 40 hours of leave in a year to attend or testify in a criminal or civil court proceeding relating to domestic violence or human trafficking or to move to a safe location.  Employers must provide safe time leave in addition to sick leave provided under the Westchester County Earned Sick Leave Law (“WCESLL”).  Unlike the WCESLL, there is no accrual option. 

For more information about Westchester’s Safe Time Leave Law, please see our blog Westchester County Adopts Safe Time Law.

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Arin M. Liebman is an Associate in the White Plains, NY office of Jackson Lewis, P.C. She advises and represents employers in a broad range of employment law matters.

Prior to joining Jackson Lewis, Mrs. Liebman was a law clerk for the Honorable Lisa Perez-Friscia of the New Jersey Superior Court, Civil Division, in Bergen County, New Jersey and a law clerk for the Honorable Jeannie J. Hong of the Baltimore City Circuit Court in Baltimore, Maryland.

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