Bill de Blasio on Paid Sick Leave Deal

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