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New York City – Earned Sick Time Policies Expanded

11-09-18 —

New York City amended and expanded the Earned Safe and Sick Time Act (the “ESSTA”). An updated FAQ document is available.

Some of the new requirements include:

  • Relying solely on the DCA’s Notice of Employee Rights, which must be given to new employees upon hire, is not sufficient to meet the written policy requirement.
  • Employers must have a separate written policy that includes information on use, minimum increments of use, disciplinary policy for misuse, end of year carryover, and confidentiality requirements.
  • Any changed or updated policies must be distributed to employees at least 14 days before they take effect.

Additional details are available in the Frequently Asked Questions.

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