Paid Sick Time Act

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 [...]