VICTORY! New Yorkers Win Paid Sick Days Expansion
On March 19, 2014, Mayor de Blasio signed into law a major expansion of the Earned Sick Time Act that we helped win last spring. Building upon the original law, which guaranteed 5 paid sick days for a million NYC workers, now hundreds of thousands more will have the right to take a paid day off to care for themselves or a sick family member.
Starting April 1, businesses with 5+ employees will be required to provide paid sick days (increased from those with 15+ employees), and workers at smaller businesses will accrue unpaid sick time. The new law also includes manufacturing workers, expands the list of family members workers can legally care for using sick time, and helps the City enforce the law. Thank you for standing with us to protect working families and public health.