Notwithstanding the struggles that many, if not most, small businesses have undergone during the coronavirus pandemic, New York is piling on with its latest mandate – the third paid leave mandate in a year – this time, paid vaccination leave for their employees. The embattled New York governor, accused of sexual harassment by seven women and of lying about the number of COVID deaths that occurred in New York nursing homes, Andrew Cuomo signed the legislation into law last Friday. The law, which took effect immediately upon the Governor’s signature, requires employers to provide up to four hours paid time off to receive the COVID vaccine, per injection. It also prohibits discrimination and retaliation against employees for exercising their rights under the law and will remain in effect until December 31, 2022. At the same time, Cuomo announced he is lifting the travel quarantine requirement for individuals travelling to and from the Empire State, effective April 1.