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New York City Issues Additional Sick Leave Act FAQS

The New York City Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) has been busy answering questions about administration of sick leave under the New York City Earned Sick Time Act.  In light of ambiguities in the law and regulations, the DCA has released new Frequently Asked Questions (“FAQS”) to provide additional guidance on the Act’s application to … Continue Reading

NYC Council Seeks Final Rule Banning Credit Checks

On September 12, the New York City Council held a hearing on a bill (Int. 0261-2014) that would effectively prohibit employers from inquiring about or using an individual’s credit history in hiring and personnel decisions, unless required by law.  The initiative enjoys wide support among members of the Council, though Mayor Bill DeBlasio and some … Continue Reading

Mayor de Blasio Signs New York City Sick Leave Law – Notice of Rights Available

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio signed the amended Earned Sick Time Act on Thursday, March 20, 2014. The law takes effect April 1, 2014. The New York City Department of Consumer Affairs (“DCA”) has now posted FAQs and template notices on its website. All employers must issue a notice of rights to employees. Please read … Continue Reading

City Council Expands New York City Earned Sick Time Act

Yesterday, the New York City Council passed an amendment to the New York City Earned Sick Time Act (the Act) expanding its coverage in several significant ways as of April 1, 2014. This alert summarizes the amended Act, which requires virtually all New York City employers to provide mandatory paid or unpaid sick leave to … Continue Reading

New York City Earned Sick Time Act to Be Expanded

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 … Continue Reading

New York City Earned Sick Time Act Takes Effect April 1, 2014

The New York City Earned Sick Time Act (the Act) has an enabling provision that ties its effective date to a Federal Reserve index measure of the New York City economy on December 16, 2013. That index measure has now been met. Therefore, the Act will take effect on April 1, 2014. Read this alert … Continue Reading
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