Councilwoman Rosie Mendez conducted street outreach on Wednesday July 16, 2014 to educate New Yorkers in District 2 about paid sick leave. Under New York City’s Earned Sick Time Act (Paid Sick Leave Law) certain employers must allow sick leave so employees can care for themselves or a family member.
This law covers full-time and part-time employees, temporary, per diem, tranistional jobs program employees, undocumented employees, employees who are family members but not owners, and employees who live outside of New York City but work in the City.
You can visit nyc.gov/PaidSickLeave for information specific to domestic workers.
Employees can start using accrued sick leave on July 30, 2014 or 120 days after the start of employment, whichever is later.
Employers and employees can visit nyc.gov/PaidSickLeave or call 311 for the required Notice of Employees Rights, one-page overviews, FAQS, and training events.