Click here to view the letter from Assemblyman Michael Benedetto to Governor Hochul regarding unreimbursed quarantine pay.
The Chair of the Committee on Education for the NYS Assembly, Michael Benedetto, is sending a letter to Governor Hochul tomorrow regarding the excessive financial burden faced by our industry due to unreimbursed quarantine pay. Assemblyman Benedetto’s letter to the Governor requests that the state reimburse school districts for this crisis payment. The dollars went 100% into employees’ wages, not for service, but for the health and safety of the children. The state should support these expenses as New York State provides no reimbursement or subsidy to employers for the paid sick leave benefits required under the law.
We ask you (NYSBCA Member) to call and email your local senator/assembly member to explain the hardship quarantine sick leave pay has had on your business. Ask your local elected official to send a similar letter to the Governor’s office/Leadership to help advocate for quarantine reimbursement.
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