• NYC Council Overwhelmingly Passes Mandatory Paid Sick Leave Law
  • May 20, 2013 | Author: Scott J. Wenner
  • Law Firm: Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP - New York Office
  • Led by Mayoral candidate and Council Speaker Christine Quinn, the New York City Council has enacted the Earned Sick Time Act — a new law that mandates all employers of 15 or more employees in New York City to provide paid sick leave to workers. This paid leave requirement will phase in beginning April 1, 2014 for all employers of 20 or more, and will target New York City employers of 15 or more 18 months later, on October 1, 2015. Employers below the employee threshold for paid sick time also are affected: all must provide the same amount of sick leave, but without pay.