NYC Publishes Required Sick Leave Notices

We previously notified you that New York City had passed a law that requires New York City employers with five or more employees to provide up to five days of paid sick leave to employees. The law goes into effect on April 1, 2014.

The law requires covered employers to provide written notice of an employee’s rights under the law. Starting April 1, employers must provide the notice to new employees when they begin their employment. By May 1, employers must provide a notice of rights to existing employees. The notice must be provided in English and, if available on the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs website, the employee’s primary language. The Department of Consumer Affairs recently published the English notice, available here, and indicates that it expects of have the notice available in Chinese, French-Creole, Italian, Korean, Russian, and Spanish soon.

Covered employers should ensure that they are prepared to comply with the notice provisions of the law and, of equal importance, ensure that sick leave policies are updated to be consistent with the new law.

If you have any questions about how the New York City Sick Time Law affects your business, please contact any Clifton Budd & DeMaria attorney.