Provided by:  Jennifer Kirschenbaum, Esq.

June 27, 2023

Hi Jennifer,

Do I receive extra days for sick leave? 

Thanks, Dr. K

Under NYS Law, employers over $1MM in net income are required to pay for sick days.  Whether you're entitled to be paid "more" depends on your current contract / employer policies.  If you have set days that are all-inclusive of PTO - sick, vacation, etc., your days may be lumped in, inclusive of the state required allotment.  If your employer does not specify your stated PTO includes sick leave, you have an argument that sick leave is not included and you are entitled to extra days. NYS paid sick leave law is available here.