NYC’s Paid Sick Leave Law

NYC’s new Paid Sick Leave Law applies to most employees in NYC and is now in effect. Employees can start using earned sick leave on July 30, 2014.

If you work in NYC for more than 80 hours a year, you can earn up to 40 hours of sick leave each year to care for yourself or a family member.

If you are an employer, including a nonprofit or small business, you must provide:

? Paid sick leave if you have 5 or more employees who work in NYC or unpaid sick
leave if you have fewer than 5 employees.
? 2 days of paid sick leave to domestic workers who have worked for you for more
than 1 year. This leave is in addition to the 3 days of paid rest to which
domestic workers are entitled under New York State Labor Law.

Source: http://www.nyc.gov/html/dca/html/law/PaidSickLeave.shtml

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