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The Brian Lehrer Show

Paid Sick Leave: Day One

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

New York's Paid Sick Leave law goes into effect today. Julie Menin, Commissioner of the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs, has been helping businesses prepare for the effort. She answers last-minute questions and discusses what impact the law will have on NYC's workers.

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WNYC News

In Sign of Progressive Tilt, City to Expand Paid Sick Leave

Friday, January 17, 2014

In his first major legislative announcement, Mayor Bill de Blasio has proposed expanding paid sick leave to more workers in the city.

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WNYC News

Jersey City Passes Its Own Sick Leave Bill

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Jersey City has passed a bill requiring businesses with 10 or more employees to offer paid sick leave.

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WNYC News

Lessons from San Francisco as Paid Sick Leave Bill Passes NYC

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

The City Council passed a landmark paid sick leave bill on Wednesday. The bill, which would require five paid sick days a year, would affect 300,000 New Yorkers and apply to businesses with 20 or more employees starting April 1, 2014.

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WNYC News

Calling It a Balance, Quinn Says She's 'Proud' of Sick-Leave Bill

Friday, March 29, 2013

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn reached a compromise Thursday night with supporters of a bill that would require companies to provide paid sick leave for thousands of employees in the city.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Paid Sick Leave Meets Flu Season

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

City Councilmember Gale Brewer discusses her ongoing efforts to pass paid sick leave legislation in New York City.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Connect the Dots

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

The influenza epidemic has been keeping many New Yorkers home sick. Council Member Gale Brewer (D-6) explains the state of proposed sick leave legislation. Then, Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance joins to talk about what kind of gun policy he supports; WNYC’s Bob Hennelly on the Sandy recovery aid package in Congress; Kevin Drum of Mother Jones on his reporting on the link between lead and violent crime rates; and a new Center for an Urban Future report examines the role of libraries in the digital age.

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WNYC News

A Renewed Push for Paid Sick Leave Amidst Severe Flu Season

Sunday, January 13, 2013

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While staying home MAY be the best course of action when it comes to the flu, it's not a viable option for all New Yorkers.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Paid Sick Leave Pressure

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Progressives are mounting a campaign to force the City Council to pass paid sick leave legislation. Dan Cantor, executive director of the Working Families Party, discusses the bill and the issue.

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It's A Free Blog

Opinion: From Gun Control to Paid Sick Leave, Progressives Don't Wait for Washington

Monday, August 06, 2012

Conservatives knew that starting with local victories was a way to build the groundwork for larger legislative successes, which is why ALEC was such a success.

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WNYC News

NJ Sick Pay Compromise Unlikely

Monday, December 12, 2011

The sponsor of a bill to end five- and six-figure sick-leave payouts for retiring public employees in New Jersey is calling on Governor Chris Christie to sign compromise legislation.

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The Takeaway

Connecticut Businesses Consider Sick Leave Laws

Thursday, June 09, 2011

For millions of working Americans, calling in sick isn’t an option. That’s because 40 million employees in the United States do not have paid sick leave. This will no longer be the case for food service or day care workers in Connecticut by May 2012, because of a newly passed law requiring businesses with 50 or more employees to give their workers one hour of sick leave for every 40 hours worked.

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WNYC News

Bloomberg Says Paid Sick Leave Could Hurt Economy

Friday, October 08, 2010

Paid sick leave could hurt the city's economic health. That's Mayor Michael Bloomberg's position, and he says he would veto a bill that would force businesses to provide sick days to employees.

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