On January 9, 2019, Mayor Bill de Blasio proposed a law that would require private businesses, with five or more employees, to give 10 days of paid vacation per year to all employees: a Proposed New York City Paid Vacation Law.
The law is proposed but is likely to be approved by the city council in the next few months.
If the law is approved, New York City will become the first city in the United States to require employers to provide employees with paid vacation days.
Under the Proposed New York City Paid Vacation Law:
o After working 120 days for the employer, employees would be eligible to receive 10 paid vacation days.
o Unused time could be carried over to the next year.
o The 10 days of paid vacation time would be in addition to the 5 days of paid sick leave that New York City employers already have to provide their employees.
o Employers may be able to require employees to provide up to two-weeks’ notice before taking time off.
o Employers may also be able to deny leave under certain circumstances. For example, if too many employees request the same days off.
If you have any questions regarding this proposed law or any other labor and employment matters, please contact an attorney at Franklin, Gringer & Cohen, P.C. at 516-228-3131.