We previously wrote about a new Bill in New York City that would require employers to provide up to five days of paid sick leave (forty hours) per year to its employees. The New York City Council passed the legislation on May 8, 2013 by a 45-3 vote. However, Mayor Michael Bloomberg recently vetoed this proposed legislation, stating that requiring New York employers to provide paid sick leave could have a negative impact on other benefits and chill hiring. The New York City Council is not giving up on its proposed legislation. It intends to override May Bloomberg’s veto.
For an explanation of the paid sick leave Bill, check out our earlier blog articles describing it in more detail, available here and here. Check back here for any further developments on this legislation.