Bill de Blasio on Paid Sick Leave Deal

Bill De Blasio reaches out to supporters as his son Dante stands nearby

The New York City Council came to an agreement on a paid sick leave policy which is expected to pass with a veto-proof majority. Public Advocate and candidate for mayor Bill de Blasio reacts to the deal. 

What's In the Paid Sick Leave Compromise?

  • Businesses with 20 or more employees would have to start giving their workers five paid sick days a year beginning in April 2014 
  • The rule would eventually apply to businesses with 15 or more workers by October 2015
  • All employees would have to be employed for at least four months to be eligible, including part-time workers. Seasonal workers and work study students would not be eligible
  • The sick-leave requirement would not be implemented next year if city’s economy significantly slows down, as measured by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York