Student News & Updates

New York State Sick Leave

Effective January 1, 2021, the law sets a minimum threshold for sick leave hours provided by employers. It also expands who is eligible for paid sick leave as well as the reasons an employee can use sick leave and requires that employers provide a summary of all used sick leave to employees upon request.

Students working in hourly paid positions will now accrue 1 hour of sick pay for every 30 hours worked. Students are able to view their accruals in HRMS. Students should consult with their supervisors and or/timekeepers to learn more about sick leave and entering time in HRMS.

Employees are able to use sick leave to take care of issues related to illness, injury, or medical care for their qualifying family, which includes spouses and domestic partners, children, parents, siblings, grandparents, and grandchildren. This time can also be used for issues related to domestic violence for themselves or qualifying family.

Please visit the Human Resources website for additional information and resources, including directions on how to record sick leave in HRMS. The University’s new Sick Leave Policy (Policy 337) and FAQs are also available.