News Summary: Paid sick time law passes in NYC

News Summary: Paid sick time law passes, makes Big Apple largest US city to compel benefit

Associated Press

ON THE BOOKS: New York City lawmakers overrode a mayoral veto to pass a law making businesses provide workers with paid sick time, a move expected to affect more than 1 million workers.

DEVIL'S IN THE DETAILS: Employees of businesses with 20 or more workers would get up to five paid sick days a year beginning in April 2014; the benefit would kick in by October 2015 at enterprises with 15 to 19 workers. The requirements could be postponed if the city's economy takes a major dive.

THE CONCERN: Critics say that the government should leave sick day arrangements to workers and bosses and that the requirement will burden small businesses.

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