Mayor Bill de Blasio announces paid sick day expansion

Changes will require businesses with five or more employees to provide five paid sick days a year.

Changes will require businesses with five or more employees to provide five paid sick days a year. (1/17/14)

BROOKLYN - Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced an expansion of the paid sick leave law.

De Blasio says the law will provide paid sick days to an additional half-million New Yorkers.

Under the current law, businesses with 20 or more employees are required to provide five sick days.

The new law will require businesses with five or more employees to do the same.

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