NYC Council Overrides Veto To Pass Paid Sick Leave Bill

Law360, New York (June 27, 2013, 5:01 PM EDT) -- The New York City Council on Thursday overwhelmingly voted to enact legislation that will require employers to provide sick time, paid or unpaid depending on the size of a business, to employees, overriding a veto by Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

The law, known as the Earned Sick Time Act, originally passed the City Council on May 8, but Mayor Bloomberg vetoed the bill, saying it could sap employer resources and chill hiring. But on Thursday, the City Council voted 47-4 to override the mayor’s veto and adopt the...
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