New York Employment Law Update – January 2019

New York

New York City and Paid Personal Time Proposal

On January 9, 2019, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced his intent to propose local legislation to make New York City the first city in the nation to mandate paid personal time for workers. According to the announcement, the local legislation would require private employers with five or more employees to offer employees 10 annual days of paid personal time off to use for any purpose, including vacation, religious observances, bereavement, and time with family.

The paid personal time proposal has not yet been released.

Read the announcement