NEW YORK (PIX11) – If you’re sick, stay home.
That’s the message sent by New York City Wednesday, the first day the city’s new Paid Sick Leave law goes into effect.
It applies to most workers in NYC who otherwise were not entitled to paid sick leave through their jobs.
Employees who work more than 80 hours a year in the city can earn up to 40 hours of sick leave each year to be used to care for themselves or for a family member.
All New York City employers must now provide:
Paid sick leave if they have five or more employees who work in NYC, or unpaid sick leave if they have few than five employees
Two days of paid sick leave to domestic workers who have worked for them for more than a year. (This is in addition to the three days of paid rest which domestic workers are entitled to under New York State law.)