Employee Benefits in New York
An employer is not required to provide additional benefits such as health insurance, paid vacation, or paid sick leave, but if the employers fails to provide certain benefits after agreeing to do so, it constitutes a criminal offense in New York. And, if an employer provides health insurance, New York law requires that the health insurance coverage continue after the employee leaves your job if the employer has fewer than twenty employees and is thus not covered by COBRA, a federal law.
Additionally, an employer is required to post or otherwise advise its employees of its policy regarding sick leave, vacation, personal leave, holidays and hours of work. Employers are required to maintain payroll records for each employee indicating the hours worked, gross wages, payroll deductions and net wages and must furnish this information to each employee with every paycheck.