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March 4th, 2014
Earned Sick Time Act
On Wednesday February 26th, the New York City Council voted 46-to-5 to expand the Earned Sick Time Act that is scheduled to go into effect on April 1, 2014. Under the amended law, all businesses with at least five employees (or one domestic worker) must provide workers with five paid sick days a year. Previously, the law had limited the paid sick leave requirement to businesses with at least fifteen employees. The bill also expands the categories of family members whom employees are allowed to take time off to care for to include grandparents, grandchildren, and siblings. The law has also expanded to require that all employees not entitled to paid sick leave be given at least five unpaid sick days a year.
For more information about this Act or any other Employment Law issues, please contact Wendy Stryker at (212) 705 4838 or firstname.lastname@example.org, Gavin McElroy at (212) 826 5541 or email@example.com, or any other member of the Frankfurt Kurnit Executive Compensation and Employment Group.
Other Employment Law Alerts
New California Employment Law Changes You Need to Know
2019 was a historic year for employment law in California. In case you missed them, we summarized the key employment law changes that may fundamentally affect businesses with California employees in 2020. Read more.
January 7 2020
Get Ready for New York Minimum Wage and Exempt Salary Changes
Increases to the New York State minimum hourly wage for non-exempt employees and increases in the minimum salary for exempt administrative and executive employees take effect on December 31, 2019. The required minimum rate and salary depends on the employee’s location and number of employees. Read more.
December 11 2019
How to Comply With New York’s New Harassment Rules That Are Taking Effect Now
Dramatic changes in New York’s sexual harassment laws are effective now, or will go into effect shortly. New York employers will have to adapt and take some important steps to comply. Here’s a summary of what all New York employers need to know. Read more.
November 12 2019