Paid Sick Leave Law

The Westchester County Legislature approved, and the County Executive plans to sign a local law providing 40 hours of paid sick leave for most workers. The new law will require employers with five or more employees to provide at least an hour of paid sick time for every 30 hours worked. This “earned sick leave time” legislation is not the only one of its kind. The Albany County Legislature is considering something very similar. Like the Westchester proposal, the Albany legislation has faced strong opposition from the business community. And the Albany County Legislature will most likely ignore the concerns of business – just as the Westchester County Legislature did. Keep an eye out on your local governments to make sure they’re not sticking their noses into your business – and let us know so we can help.