That means choosing between earning a paycheck and your kid’s dance recital, helping your parent move into a nursing home, or that vacation you’ve been saving for. Hardworking New Yorkers deserve more and we’re going to ensure they get it.” “Too many working New Yorkers - especially women and immigrants - are in an impossible struggle for more time, often having to choose between their paycheck and their well-being," said First Lady Chirlane Mc Cray. New York City stands up for working people and we look forward to seeing this legislation become law.” “When it comes to improving the lives of working people in this country, New York City is leading the way,” said Deputy Mayor for Strategic Policy Initiatives J. “Whether it is spent on a doctor's visit, PTA meeting, voting, or anything else important in their lives, Paid Personal Time will allow workers to build a better future for their families, not just put food on the table.” “All workers deserve to live their lives with dignity and respect,” said Department of Consumer and Worker Protection Commissioner Lorelei Salas.“Workers deserve time to rest, spend time with family, or attend important life events without the fear of losing a day’s pay or, worse, their job.The United States is the only industrialized nation that does not mandate any paid time off, including paid holidays.Nationally, one in four full-time, middle-income workers gets no paid time off at all.“Working people have been working longer and harder with very little to show for it,” said Mayor de Blasio.
The fact that so many hard working Americans have no paid leave in 2019 is an absolute travesty.
Balance between work and personal life is critical to the overall health of New York City’s economy and our ability to thrive.
I am excited to be a part of this initiative to fight for the fairness and justice of our city’s workers.” “It's clear to me that too often, Americans are overworked and undervalued.
Employees would begin to accrue hours immediately after employment, earning one hour of Paid Personal Time for every 30 hours worked.
Employees would be able to access the benefit after 90 days of employment and after working at least 80 hours.