Pursuant to the August 18, 2021 New York State Order for Summary Action, Covered Personnel shall be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, with a minimum first dose of a vaccination by no later than September 27, 2021.
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In accordance with New York State law, eligible employees are entitled to take up to four hours of protected time off from work, with pay, to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.
Subject to certain exceptions outlined within this policy, the University will not discharge or discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because the employee or applicant has inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own compensation or the compensation of another employee or applicant.
Hourly-paid staff required to work an evening shift will receive a $.75 per hour shift differential. Hourly-paid staff required to work the night shift will receive $1.00 per hour shift differential. The shift differential is paid in addition to the regular hourly rate for all hours worked on the shift.
On occasion, hourly paid staff may be required to work outside of their current classification or assume additional responsibilities for a short-term period of up to four weeks. The work to be performed must be documented and reviewed by Human Resources and approval from the primary department must be obtained prior to a commitment being made.
It is the University’s intent that all employees receive an uninterrupted meal period when they work a shift of more than 6 hours; consistent with New York State Labor Law.
This policy establishes guidelines and procedures for compensation administration, in compliance with federal and state labor laws.
Situations requiring overtime pay should be avoided whenever possible. When work demands require a staff member to work in excess of 40 hours in a work week the staff member is eligible for and must be paid overtime pay at a rate of one and one-half times the employee's regular hourly rate of pay for the work week.
Workers' Compensation is insurance that provides employees injured on the job with wage reimbursement and payment for medical care related to the illness or injury. If death results, benefits are payable to the surviving spouse and dependents as defined by law.
Effective management of vacation time, by both the department and by the staff member, should increase efficiency on the job, encourage continued employment, and reward University service.