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NYC Member Alert: Paid Sick Leave Update

Thursday, March 20, 2014   (0 Comments)
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Following the signing of the expanded Paid Sick Leave bill, the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) released information on their website regarding guidelines and best practices for business to comply with the new regulation.

Now available on the DCA website is:
Starting April 1, 2014, PSL will:
  • Require restaurants with five or more employees to provide forty hours of paid sick time per year. 
  • Require employers under that threshold to provide unpaid sick leave to their employees. 
  • Allow employees to begin accruing one hour of sick time for every thirty hours they work as soon as they are hired but can take sick time after working for one hundred and twenty days.
  • Cover all employees who work in New York City, including part time or temporary employees. 
UPDATED 4/8/14: Notice of Employee Rights is now available in multiple languages on the DCA website, including English, Spanish, Chinese, French-Creole (Haitian Creole), Italian, Korean, and Russian.

UPDATED 3/27/14: The NYC Restaurant Guide: Earned Sick Time Act is now available for download. Our team thanks allied member Jackson Lewis for partnering with us on developing this comprehensive white paper that will assist restaurant owners with compliance on the Paid Sick Leave law that will be in effect starting April 1, 2014. DOWNLOAD NOW.



Our team is hosting a number of events over the next few weeks to help restaurants understand and implement the new Paid Sick Leave law:

Monday, April 17 - Brooklyn
Co-Hosted with the Department of Consumer Affairs 
and the Park Slope 5th Avenue BID
Register Online

Wednesday, April 23 - Brooklyn
Co-Hosted with the Department of Consumer Affairs 
and BABAR
Register Online

Tuesday, May 6th - Manhattan
Co-Hosted with Jackson Lewis LLP
Register Online

Do not hesitate to contact the Association (212-398-9160 or info@nysra.net) with any questions on the new law or any other operational issues you may have.


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