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New York City Expands Sick Leave to Victims of Domestic Violence

By Collazo, Florentino & Keil LLP

November 17, 2017

As we previously advised, the New York City Counsel recently passed a bill to expand employee entitlements under the New York City Earned Sick Time Act. Last week, Mayor De Blasio signed the bill into law. The law, among other things, expands the New York City Earned Sick Time Act, now renamed the Earned Sick and Safe Time Act, to allow victims of family offense matters, sexual offenses, stalking, and human trafficking to use time off to manage the ramifications of such abuse.

The law takes effect on May 5, 2018. Employers with employees in New York City should revise their leave policies and required notice to employees to include the new rights under the Act.  If you have any questions about the new law or need assistance revising leave policies, please contact Amanda M. Baker at (212) 758-7724, or any other attorney at Collazo Florentino & Keil LLP.

This Advisory is intended for informational purposes only and should not be considered legal advice. If you have any questions about anything contained in this Advisory, please contact Collazo Florentino & Keil LLP. All rights reserved. Attorney Advertising.

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