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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 [...]

Elmhurst worker fired for single sick day
Elmhurst worker fired for single sick day
Top Stories Alexa Altman 2/06/2013 at 12:13PM

For four months, Emilio Palaguachi, 43, worked 60-hour weeks behind the counter at Superior Deli on the Lower East Side. One day, he felt ill, and with the permission of his manager, missed a day of work to visit a doctor. But when he returned to work the next day, he was handed one day’s [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 9/10/2012 at 7:32AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Monday: Clear in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 77. Breezy. Winds from the West at 15 to 20 mph shifting to the NNW in the afternoon. Monday night: Partly cloudy in the evening, then clear. Low of 57. Winds from the SW at 5 to 15 mph. EVENT of the DAY Monday is the [...]