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Update: amendments to New York City’s paid sick leave law

By Kenneth W Taber and Teresa T Lewi

On 20 March 2014, New York City mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law the first piece of legislation in his tenure: amendments to the Earned Sick Time Act (ESTA) that impose additional requirements on almost all private employers in the city, with enforcement set to begin on 1 April.

The New York City Council passed the ESTA in 2013, mandating most private city employers to provide paid sick leave to employees, maintain records of sick leave taken by employees and give notice to new employees of their ESTA rights, among other requirements…

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