NEW YORK—Signing his first bill into law as Mayor, Bill de Blasio today approved sweeping paid sick leave legislation, extending the right to paid sick leave to half a million more New Yorkers. The law is one of the first in a slate of reforms aimed at raising the wage and benefit floor for more New Yorkers and reducing income inequality in New York City.
More Than 1 Million Employees in NYC Covered by Expanded Law
Certain employers now must give their employees sick leave, which they can use for the care and treatment of themselves or a family member. Employers must comply with the law starting April 1, 2014.