Notwithstanding the adoption of the FFCRA and its expanded paid leave for all employees across the country, the New York state legislature passed its own permanent paid leave benefits for all employees in the Empire State. Just a few weeks after passing a COVID-19 specific paid leave law, legislators approved a state budget that also included new paid sick leave mandates that will be effective long after the coronavirus crisis is resolved. The sick leave mandate, included in the FY2021 budget signed by Governor Cuomo last Friday, provides that businesses with 5 or more employees are to provide 5 days of paid sick leave annually, while companies with 100 or more employees must provide 7 days paid sick leave per year. Companies with four or fewer workers are on the hook for 5 days unpaid sick leave per year.