Coming Soon: Mandatory Sick Leave For Most NYC Employees

Law360, New York (February 10, 2014, 5:44 PM EST) -- Most New Yorkers can’t wait for spring after one of the toughest winters in memory. But for employers in the city, the melting ice and sprouting leaves will herald a different kind of change: mandatory sick leave.

Effective April 1, the Earned Sick Time Act (“ESTA”) requires most private employers to give up to 40 hours of sick leave a year to their employees working in New York City. Whether this leave must be paid or unpaid generally depends on the size of the employer, but...
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