NYC Paid Sick Leave Law Goes into Effect for Domestic Workers
New York City’s Paid Sick Leave Law Goes Into Effect Today
As of April 1st 2014, Household employers in New York City are required to provide their domestic worker (nannies, housekeepers, senior caregivers or any household employees) at least 2 paid days of sick leave per calender year, after one year of employment. This is in addition to the Domestic Worker’s Bill of Rights enacted in November 2010, that requires household employers to provide domestic employees at least 3 paid days off per year, after one year of employment for the same employer. Read here
About the Paid Sick Leave Law
Under New York City’s Earned Sick Time Act (Paid Sick Leave Law), which is in effect today, certain employers must allow sick leave, so employees can care for themselves or a family member.
Who Must Provide Sick Leave?
Employers with one to four (1 – 4) employees who work more than 80 hours per calendar year in New York City must provide unpaid sick leave.
Employers with one or more (1 or more) domestic workers who have worked for the employer for at least a year and who work more than 80 hours per calendar year must provide two (2) days of paid sick leave.
NYC employers must give covered domestic workers notice of the coverage by May, 1, 2014. NYC.gov provides sample notice forms for workers and employers.
As a lot of you already know, this has been standard practice for many years for any domestic workers placed through Wee Care. Good to see NYC making some progress on this front.
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