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New York City Council Expands Earned Sick Time Law to Include Safe Time

    New York City’s Earned Sick Time Act (also known as the Paid Sick Leave Law) will require employers to allow employees to use paid time off for “Safe Time” under an amendment (Int. 1313-A) passed by the New York City Council on October 17, 2017. Under the revised law (the “Earned Safe and Sick Time Act”), employers will be required to provide paid time off for hours taken in connection with family offense matters, sexual offenses, stalking, and human trafficking.

    Int. 1313-A, sponsored by City Council Member Julissa Ferreras-Copeland, is expected to be signed into law by Mayor Bill de Blasio shortly. It will take effect 180 days after signing.

    To learn more about the details of the Earned Safe and Sick Time Act, please click here to read a summary of the new law by Jackson Lewis attorneys Jonathan Bing, Rich Greenberg, Dan Jacobs, and Jamie Ansorge.

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