New York City Council Expands Paid Sick Days to More Than 350,000 More Workers

February 27, 2014

The New York City Council overwhelmingly voted to expand a law requiring employers to provide workers with paid sick days, giving more than 350,000 new workers the power to stay home when they are sick and not endanger themselves or customers who patronize the businesses they work for. The legislation, which passed on a 46–5 vote, is expected to be signed by new Mayor Bill de Blasio. Current law requires paid sick days to be offered to workers at businesses with 15 workers or more. The new law would lower that threshold to five workers or more.

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