Spreading the Word about NYC’s Paid Sick Leave Law

Brad Hoylman

July 17, 2014

On July 16, I joined Mayor de Blasio, other elected officials, agency heads and more than 1,000 volunteers in a Paid Sick Leave Day of Action to distribute information about New York City’s new law requiring employers with five or more employees to provide those who work at least 80 hours a year up to 40 hours of sick leave to care for themselves or a loved one. Paid sick leave allows employees to stay home and get better instead of coming into work sick, and means workers no longer have to choose between providing for their families financially and taking care of a sick child or parent. The law, signed by Mayor de Blasio, took effect in April, and employees will be able to start using the time they have accrued on July 30.If you have any questions about the new paid sick leave law please visit nyc.gov/PaidSickLeave or call me at 212-633-8052.