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Mayor Signs Law Adding Safe Time to NYC Earned Sick Time

    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed Intro 1313-A into law, requiring employers to provide paid time off for hours taken in connection with family offense matters, sexual offenses, stalking, and human trafficking, grouped collectively as “Safe Time.”

    On November 6, 2017, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law Intro 1313-A, an amendment to New York City’s Earned Sick Time Act, which will require employers to allow employees to use paid time off for “Safe Time.” The revised law (the “Earned Safe and Sick Time Act”) will take effect on May 5, 2018 (180 days after signing).

    Mayor de Blasio stated: “No New Yorker should ever have to decide between their safety and a paycheck…This new law will make it easier for survivors to get the care they need without jeopardizing their livelihood.”

    To read about the details of the new law, as summarized by Jackson Lewis attorneys Jonathan Bing, Rich Greenberg, Dan Jacobs, and Jamie Ansorge, please click of the following link.

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