Employment Resources 

This guide features resources that relate to employment laws and policies that have been passed in relation to the coronavirus pandemic. 

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*If you have questions about your rights in the workplace or believe your employment protections have been violated, please contact the Labor Bureau: 212-416-8700.* 

Job and Career Resources from BECPL
COVID-19: What New Yorkers Need to Know
Partnership for the Public Good - COVID-19: Policy Responses and Resources



DOL: State Unemployment Insurance 
New York State is waiving the 7 day waiting period for Unemployment insurance benefits for people who are out of work due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) closures or quarantines.
$600 in additional weekly unemployment benefits will be made available to all New Yorkers; and the period covered by unemployment benefits is being extended for another 13 weeks, for total of 39 weeks


Job Opportunities: 

Paid Leave: 

NYS workers  have up to 10 weeks of paid leave
FMLA provides for up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave
Guaranteed job protection and pay for quarantined New Yorkers


Debt Payments: 

New Yorkers who owe money to the state, effective immediately, will no longer have to pay their student debt, medical debt, and other forms of state-referred debt, for at least 30 days



YMCA opens emergency child care for health care workers, first responders
Youth Mentoring Services has partnered with the Cornerstone Arena to offer low cost programming for children of essential service workers in Lockport, NY