New York City Proposes PTO

Author:Ms Amy J. Traub, Fanny A. Ferdman, Amanda L. Van Hoose Garofalo, Saima Z. Sheikh, Shawn Butte, Paul Rosenberg and Tracy Cole

New York City offers several paid days off to employees for various reasons, and employers may soon have to comply with a new set of mandated paid days off. Earlier this year, Mayor Bill de Blasio proposed that employers with five or more employees should be required to provide employees with 10 days of paid time off per year. Employees would be able to use this time for any reason at all and could begin using the paid time off after 120 days of employment. The mayor's proposal includes permitting employers to require at least two weeks' notice prior to an employee taking paid leave and to impose "reasonable restrictions," although it is...

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