Queens reacts to newly enacted paid sick leave law


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

Jackson Heights coffee bar owner Afzal Hossain doesn’t like the city’s new paid sick leave law, but he believes we should all follow the law, no matter the burden. Although he’s willing to comply, he isn’t happy about it.

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Council enacts paid sick leave law with veto override


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

In a 47-4 vote, the City Council enacted the New York City Earned Sick Time Act Thursday, overriding Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s veto of the legislation. The bill will eventually give paid sick leave to approximately one million New York employees who do not currently have it, and will protect them from being fired for taking […]

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City Council passes paid sick leave bill


| tcullen@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Twitter/@ChrisCQuinn

City legislators voted today to rectify the New York’s policy on paid sick leave, and now have enough support to override a veto from the mayor’s office. Councilmembers voted 45-3 on the bill that would require businesses with 20 or more employees to give at least five paid sick days per worker beginning next April. […]

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Quinn: City Council reaches deal on required paid sick leave


| tcullen@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of Twitter/@ChrisCQuinn

Small businesses will soon be mandated to provide an allotted number of sick days, after a compromise on the much-debated legislation was struck last night. Union leaders, advocates and city lawmakers came to a deal on the Paid Sick Leave bill, which has been opposed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Council Speaker Christine Quinn, a […]

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Quinn will not support Paid Sick Leave bill


| pdavis@queenscourier.com

Paid sick leave appears to be dead for now – or at the very least, it’s on life support. City Council Speaker Christine Quinn will announce today, October 14, that she will not support the paid sick leave legislation. The bill, which was supported by the Working Families Party and a majority of City Councilmembers, […]

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Still no decision on paid sick leave


| pdavis@queenscourier.com

Supporters and opponents of the controversial paid sick leave legislation continue to make their final pleas to City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, who will ultimately determine the fate of the proposed legislation. Quinn has not taken a position on the bill, which was introduced in March of this year and currently mandates that employers provide […]

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BREAKING NEWS: Quinn will not support Paid Sick Leave bill


| pdavis@queenscourier.com

Paid sick leave appears to be dead for now – or at the very least, it’s on life support. City Council Speaker Christine Quinn will announce today, October 14, that she will not support the paid sick leave legislation. The bill, which was supported by the Working Families Party and a majority of City Councilmembers, […]

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Still no decision on paid sick leave


| pdavis@queenscourier.com

Supporters and opponents of the controversial paid sick leave legislation continue to make their final pleas to City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, who will ultimately determine the fate of the proposed legislation. Quinn has not taken a position on the bill, which was introduced in March of this year and currently mandates that employers provide […]

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Paid Sick Leave Bill is Wrong


By Queens Courier Staff

While New York City businesses of every size support the rights of workers to stay home without fear of retribution if they are sick, they continue to be very concerned with many aspects of the Paid Sick Leave Bill currently before the New York City Council. Business owners share grave concerns with many aspects of […]

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Paid sick leave bill worries biz


| pdavis@queenscourier.com

City Council leadership is expected to decide soon on whether to go ahead with a controversial paid sick leave bill that is pitting many of the city’s business leaders against their workers. The controversial bill, which was introduced in March of this year, currently mandates that employers provide five days of sick time at firms […]

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Battle brewing over mandated paid sick leave


| pdavis@queenscourier.com

There’s a battle brewing regarding mandated paid sick leave legislation – one that is shaping up to pit businesses against employees. The legislation, which was sponsored by 38 Councilmembers and championed by the powerful Working Families Party, would make it mandatory that companies give employees up to nine paid sick days if they have 10 […]

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Mandated Paid Sick Leave


By Queens Courier Staff

The New York City Council is gearing up to vote on legislation that would mandate private employers across the city to provide employees with up to nine days of paid sick leave. It has the support of 38 members of the City Council, which, even if the Mayor should veto the bill, will still ensure […]

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