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Executive Summary: The New York City Council has passed a law that will require businesses to provide either paid or unpaid sick leave (depending on the size of the employer) beginning April 1, 2014. The City Council passed the New York City Earned Sick Time Act by a vote of 45-3, which means it has sufficient support to override an expected veto by Mayor Bloomberg.
Some of the more significant provisions of the new law are discussed below:
FordHarrison attorneys will be providing a more exhaustive analysis of the new law, as well as offering training to help employers ensure their policies and procedures are in compliance with the law before it takes effect. If you have any questions about the new law or other labor or employment issues affecting New York employers, please contact any member of FordHarrison's New York City office or the FordHarrison attorney with whom you usually work.
Topics: New Legislation, Paid Leave, Sick Leave, Unpaid Leave
Published In: Labor & Employment Updates
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