Labor and Employment: New York City Statute Grants Employees New Sick Leave Rights

September 2, 2013

By: Christopher T. Kurtz

HR Specialist, New York Employment Law, September 2013

The New York City Council has passed the Earned Sick Time Act (ESTA), overriding Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s veto. The law will be phased in for private employers.

Under ESTA, private-sector employers with 20 or more employees in New York City will be required to offer each employee at least 40 hours of paid sick leave per year beginning on April 1, 2014.

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