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Offers protections to Ebola workers

30 Oct, 2014

New York state offers employee protections and financial guarantees for healthcare workers traveling to Ebola-affected west Africa. They are similar to the rights granted to military reservists. Workers are not allowed to have their pay cut or be demoted for serving in Africa, and the state will make up lost income if they are quarantined on return. Cuomo and de Blasio:

In particular, the State of New York and the City of New York will work to ensure that health care workers who selflessly travel to West Africa to treat Ebola patients would have their pay, health care and employment statuses continue seamlessly when they get back