The City Council has approved a law that would grant thousands more workers the right to paid sick leave.
New York City Earned Sick Time Act
Thousands more New Yorkers could be protected from losing their jobs for taking a day off when they or their family members are ill.
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 [...]