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Paid Sick Leave Law Takes Effect July 30

A message from NYC Department of Consumer Affairs.

New York City’s new Paid Sick Leave law takes effect at the end of this month. If you work in New York City for more than 80 hours in a year, you can earn up to 40 hours of sick leave each year, to care for yourself or a family member. The law applies to most employees, whether you work for a large company, a small business, or a non-profit.

NYC Department of Consumer Affairs wants to inform citizens about the new law. The agency urges everyone who knows about it to spread the word, and has designated July 16 as a Day of Action. From 7:00 - 9:00am and again at 5:00 - 7:00pm, volunteers will flood the city’s subway stations to inform straphangers about the law. To get involved, volunteer here. You can also follow the Department of Consumer Affairs on Twitter, like the agency on Facebook, or tag them at @NYCDCA using the hashtag #paidsickleave.For more information, call 311, or visit

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