Updated: January 05, 2022 05:09 AM
Created: January 05, 2022 05:00 AM
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — This is pretty important because it's something many of you are running into with the recent rise in cases. You tested positive, you have to quarantine or it's your kid who caught the virus. What can you still get paid?
A viewer reached out to News10NBC’s Brennan Somers saying: How many days am I entitled to be paid under NYS law by my employer for being out with COVID?
First off, most employees can get paid through a combination of benefits but if you can still work from home you don't qualify. What you get depends on the size of employer and the company's income.
Here’s how it breaks down:
All employees, regardless of where they work, have their jobs protected throughout COVID quarantine. You can’t be fired for this. There's a whole process if you get COVID or are a close contact and have to quarantine like gathering the right documents and sending them off where they need to go.
You can find out exactly what to do step by step here.
Also, your boss can’t force you to use regular sick days built up. COVID quarantine leave is added time on top of that.
If your kid's school closes because of a COVID outbreak, that in itself is exempt. However, if your student is positive and must isolate you may be able to use paid family leave to take care of them.
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