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SECTION 196-C
Leave time for COVID-19 vaccination
Labor (LAB) CHAPTER 31, ARTICLE 6
* § 196-c. Leave time for COVID-19 vaccination. 1. Every employee
shall be provided a paid leave of absence from his or her employer for a
sufficient period of time, not to exceed four hours per vaccine
injection, unless such employee shall receive a greater number of hours
pursuant to a collectively bargained agreement or as otherwise
authorized by the employer, to be vaccinated for COVID-19.

2. The entire period of the leave of absence granted pursuant to this
section shall be provided at the employee's regular rate of pay and
shall not be charged against any other leave such employee is otherwise
entitled to, including sick leave pursuant to section one hundred
ninety-six-b of this article, or any leave provided pursuant to a
collective bargaining agreement.

3. The provisions of this section may be waived by a collective
bargaining agreement, provided that for such waiver to be valid, it
shall explicitly reference this section of law.

* NB Repealed December 31, 2022