Safe and Sick Leave: It's the Law

DCA launched a public awareness campaign to educate New Yorkers about their rights and protections under the recently expanded NYC Paid Safe and Sick Leave Law, which went into effect May 5, 2018. The multilingual campaign highlights workers in industries that disproportionately employ low-wage and immigrant workers, and stresses that these rights apply to part-time and small business workers, as well as full-time workers. The ads also highlight that retaliation is illegal, that the law applies regardless of immigration status, and that complaints can be filed anonymously with DCA. In addition to community marketing, the ads will be featured on the city’s bus shelters, telephone kiosks, LinkNYC kiosks, as well as in in community and ethnic newspapers, on radio and online. Read press release.

Under New York City’s Earned Safe and Sick Time Act (Paid Safe and Sick Leave Law), covered employees have the right to use safe and sick leave for the care and treatment of themselves or a family member and to seek legal and social services assistance or take other safety measures if the employee or a family member may be the victim of any act or threat of domestic violence or unwanted sexual contact, stalking, or human trafficking.
Employees: Know your rights.
Employers: Know your responsibilities.

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