Expanded paid sick leave legislation takes effect in New York City

It's the first bill Mayor Bill de Blasio

It's the first bill Mayor Bill de Blasio has signed into law since taking office in January.

Legislation that expands the right to paid sick leave for 500,000 more New Yorkers has officially taken effect.

The bill, which is the first to be signed into law by Mayor Bill de Blasio since he took office in January, requires businesses with at least five employees to provide paid sick time. Previous legislation only applied to workplaces with at least 15 employees.

Employees must...

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