Paid Sick Leave

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N.J. Lawmakers Look At Employer Requirement Of Paid Sick Leave

Labor and trade associations spoke in favor of the bill, arguing that low-wage workers face economic hardships when they take off from work due to sickness but do not get paid.

10/09/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks on signing the paid sick leave bill into law on March 20, 2014. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Feeling Sick? More New Yorkers Can Start Using Paid Sick Leave

The paid sick leave law, which went into effect on April 1, covers employees who work more than 80 hours during a calendar year in New York City.

07/30/2014

FILE -- New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (Credit: Getty Images)

Mayor Bill De Blasio, Volunteers Promote New Sick Leave Law To Straphangers

Under the new law, any business employing five or more workers must offer five days of paid sick leave each year.

07/16/2014

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Mayor Bill De Blasio Has Few Regrets As 100th Day Approaches

New York City’s first Democratic mayor in a generation reflected on his first 100 days in office, largely downplaying middling poll numbers.

04/09/2014

City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito in Harlem letting residents know the paid sick leave measure is now in effect,  April 1, 2014. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Half A Million New Yorkers Covered Under Extension Of Paid Sick Leave Law

Workers at businesses with five or more employees who are hired to work more than 80 hours a calendar year will now be able to accrue up to five paid sick days per year under the new provision.

04/01/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks on signing the paid sick leave bill into law on March 20, 2014. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Mayor De Blasio Signs NYC Paid Sick Leave Bill Into Law

Combined with previous legislation, more than a half-million New Yorkers will now be entitled to take up to five sick days without fear of losing their job.

03/20/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio delivers his State of the City address on Monday, Feb. 10, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

De Blasio Announces Plans To Sign Paid Sick Leave Bill Into Law

The bill expands mandatory paid sick time coverage to businesses that employ five or more people. Once signed, the law will take effect April first.

03/17/2014

The New York state Capitol in Albany (credit: Getty Images)

New York Assembly Passes Bill For Paid Medical Leave, Affordable Child Care

New York’s Assembly has passed a series of bills intended to provide affordable child care, increase funding for child care subsidies and establish paid leave for medical emergencies, the birth or adoption of a child or to take care of a sick relative.

03/05/2014

FILE -- A man attends a rally in front of City Hall to show support for a paid sick leave bill on March 29, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NYC Council OKs Bill Expanding Required Paid Sick Leave

The new bill has the support of Mayor Bill de Blasio. It will give the right to have paid sick days to 355,000 workers.

02/26/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio (credit: Getty Images)

De Blasio Eyes Expansion Of Paid Sick Leave Law

The proposal is expected to require that businesses with five or more employees provide the five sick days.

01/16/2014

FILE -- A man attends a rally in front of City Hall to show support for a paid sick leave bill on March 29, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

City Council Approves New York City Paid Sick Leave Legislation

More than 1 million workers in New York City will now get paid sick leave. The City Council passed a bill Wednesday over the strong objections of Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who fears it could hurt small businesses.

05/08/2013

Supporters of New York City's paid sick leave bill rally at City Hall on Friday, March 29, 2013 (credit: CBS 2)

Supporters Of NYC Paid Sick Leave Bill Rally At City Hall

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and others are expected to reveal more information Friday about deal that was reached over paid sick leave.

03/29/2013

Pad Sick Leave Rally - March 22, 2013 (credit: Monica Miller / WCBS 880)

Advocates Push For City Council Vote On Paid Sick Leave

San Francisco passed a paid sick leave measure. So did the state of Connecticut. It’s still on the table in the city of New York. Those pushing for it in New York spoke out at City Hall on Friday.

03/22/2013

New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio (file/credit: Jemal Countess/Getty Images)

City Public Advocate Calls For Immediate Passage Of Paid Sick Leave Measure

Public Advocate Bill de Blasio sharply criticized City Council Speaker Christine Quinn for unfairly preventing the Paid Sick Leave bill from going up for a vote.

09/30/2012

Gov. Dan Malloy speaks at the State Capitol - Hartford, CT (file / credit: Governor's Office)

Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy Credits Lawmakers For Helping Economy

Malloy praised Connecticut lawmakers early Thursday for stepping up and working to help him address the state’s budget crisis. He also warned there is more work to be done, calling for a special session.

06/09/2011

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