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.
This will affect a million New Yorkers, most of them women of color and immigrant women in low-wage industries, who have often been forced to choose between their kids' and their own needs and losing a paycheck,” said Gloria Steinem.
Incorporating CSS’ most recent data provides a richer and more robust estimate of the uncovered population. The policy is expected to benefit New Yorkers in a wide range of industries who currently receive no paid personal time, including 180,000 workers in professional services, 90,000 in retail, and 200,000 in the hotel and food service sectors.The United States is the only advanced economy in the world that doesn't guarantee some level of paid leave. It's time to give working people a break— it's time to give them time off. This legislation requires private employers with five or more employees or one or more domestic workers to offer 10 annual days of Paid Personal Time, allowing employees to take paid time off for any purpose, including religious observances, bereavement and time with family.I would like to thank the Administration and Council for engaging in a dialogue on how to get this done for working people,” said Public Advocate Jumaane D. Research has shown that paid time off helps increase productivity, strengthens families, helps prevent burnout and improves employee retention.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.“Working people have been working longer and harder with very little to show for it,” said Mayor de Blasio.