The New York City Earned Sick Time Act (the Act) will take effect on April 1, 2014. The Act requires most New York City employers to provide mandatory paid and unpaid sick leave to employees working in New York City, subject to certain minimum coverage requirements. On Friday, January 17, Mayor Bill de Blasio, standing alongside City Council speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, announced a proposed expansion in the coverage provisions of the Act. This alert describes the proposed amendments, which are pending before the City Council and would particularly expand coverage of the paid leave requirement.
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