Paid Sick Expansion Now NYC Law
On Thursday, Mayor de Blasio signed the expanded Paid Sick Leave bill into law. This measure would require companies with five or more employees to allow workers up to five paid days off to recuperate from an illness, or to care for an ill family member
The bill was signed at Steve’s Ice Cream in Greenpoint, Brooklyn – a business which voluntarily offers paid sick days to its workers.
The measure expands the initial Paid Sick Leave legislation, approved by the City Council in April of 2013, and championed by the City’s unions, healthcare advocates and community groups, and sponsored by then Council Member (and current Manhattan Borough President) Gale Brewer. The measure takes effect on April 1.