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NYC's Paid Sick Leave Law

NYC's new Paid Sick Leave Law applies to most employees in NYC and is now in effect. Employees can start using earned sick leave on July 30, 2014. 

If you work in NYC for more than 80 hours a year, you can earn up to 40 hours of sick leave each year to care for yourself or a family member. 

If you are an employer, including a nonprofit or small business, you must provide:
   • Paid sick leave if you have 5 or more employees who work in NYC or unpaid sick
     leave if you have fewer than 5 employees.
   • 2 days of paid sick leave to domestic workers who have worked for you for more
     than 1 year. This leave is in addition to the 3 days of paid rest to which
     domestic workers are entitled under New York State Labor Law.

Get more information for domestic workers and their employers here.

NEW! Sick Leave Timekeeping Tools
To help employers keep track of sick leave accrual and use for employees, DCA developed these Timekeeping Tools. Use the tool that corresponds to how you keep track of hours worked: Daily, Weekly, or Biweekly. Instructions are included with each tool.

Note: To access tools, you must use Excel 2007 or later version. These tools are intended as an additional resource for employers. Employers can use the timekeeping method or service of their choice.

Employers: You MUST distribute the Notice of Employee Rights. Download it in:

English हिन्दी (Hindi)
Español (Spanish) Italiano (Italian)
Shqip (Albanian) 日本語 (Japanese)
عربي (Arabic) 한국어 (Korean)
বাংলা (Bengali) Język Polski (Polish)
中文 - 简化字 (Simplified Chinese) Português (Portuguese)
中文 - 繁體字 (Traditional Chinese) پنجابی (Punjabi)
Hrvatski (Croatian) Русский (Russian)
Français (French) српски (Serbian)
Kreyòl Ayisyen (French-Creole) Tagalog
Deutsch (German) اردو (Urdu)
ελληνικά (Greek) דיש (Yiddish)
עברית (Hebrew) Yorùbá (Yoruba)

Read the distribution requirements here.

Employees, you can get more information in: Employers, you can get more information in:
English English
Español (Spanish) Español (Spanish)
Shqip (Albanian) Shqip (Albanian)
عربي (Arabic) عربي (Arabic)
বাংলা (Bengali) বাংলা (Bengali)
中文 - 简化字 (Simplified Chinese) 中文 - 简化字 (Simplified Chinese)
中文 - 繁體字 (Traditional Chinese) 中文 - 繁體字 (Traditional Chinese)
Hrvatski (Croatian) Hrvatski (Croatian)
Français (French) Français (French)
Kreyòl Ayisyen (French-Creole) Kreyòl Ayisyen (French-Creole)
Deutsch (German) Deutsch (German)
ελληνικά (Greek) ελληνικά (Greek)
עברית (Hebrew) עברית (Hebrew)
हिन्दी (Hindi)  हिन्दी (Hindi) 
Italiano (Italian) Italiano (Italian)
日本語 (Japanese) 日本語 (Japanese)
한국어 (Korean) 한국어 (Korean)
Język Polski (Polish) Język Polski (Polish)
Português (Portuguese) Português (Portuguese)
پنجابی (Punjabi) پنجابی (Punjabi)
Русский (Russian) Русский (Russian)
српски (Serbian) српски (Serbian)
Tagalog Tagalog
اردو (Urdu) اردو (Urdu)
ייִדיש (Yiddish) ייִדיש (Yiddish)
Yorùbá (Yoruba) Yorùbá (Yoruba)

Note: Employers with questions can also use DCA’s online Live Chat for businesses.

Read additional FAQs           

Visit our Event Calendar for paid sick leave trainings and events that are open to the public.

Interested in scheduling a training for your organization? Email us 

Download DCA's training presentations
Full version in English:
Brief version in English: PDF or PPTX 
Brief version in  Español (Spanish): PDF or PPTX
Brief version in 中文 (Chinese): PDF or PPTX
Brief version in 한국어 (Korean): PDF or PPTX

Note: To access PPTX, you must use PowerPoint 2007 or later version.

Read Local Law 46 of 2013
Read Local Law 6 of 2014 
Read Local Law 7 of 2014  
Read Rules

Employees, including domestic workers, can submit a sick leave complaint by email or mail. Download the complaint form (in PDF). 

Contact DCA in one of the following ways:
Call 311 (212-NEW-YORK outside NYC)
Twitter @nycdca using #paidsickleave 
NYCDCA on Facebook
Visit our Paid Sick Leave Division at 42 Broadway, 11th floor, New York, NY 10004.

Employers can also use DCA’s online Live Chat for businesses (You will be redirected to the Business Toolbox page.) Live Chat is available from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.