Councilmember Gale A. Brewer

Council enacts paid sick leave law with veto override
News Cristabelle Tumola 6/27/2013 at 1:49PM

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 [...]

City Council passes paid sick leave bill
City Council passes paid sick leave bill
Top Stories Terence M. Cullen 5/08/2013 at 4:45PM

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. [...]

Quinn: City Council reaches deal on required paid sick leave
Quinn: City Council reaches deal on required paid sick leave
Politics Terence M. Cullen 3/29/2013 at 10:21AM

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 [...]