Paid sick leave bill passes City Council

Employers with at least 20 workers will be

Employers with at least 20 workers will be required to provide up to five paid sick days a year.

NEW YORK - The City Council has put its stamp of approval on a bill giving more than 1 million workers paid sick leave.

The new law will give employees from businesses with at least 20 workers up to five paid sick days each year starting in April.

All other smaller businesses will have to provide five unpaid sick days per year, preventing workers from being terminated for using those days.

The bill received enough votes to override mayoral vetoes.

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