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NYC’s Paid Sick Leave Law

NYC’s new Paid Sick Leave Law applies to most employees in NYC and is now in effect. Employees can start using earned sick leave on July 30, 2014.

If you work in NYC for more than 80 hours a year, you can earn up to 40 hours of sick leave each year to care for yourself or a family member.

If you are an employer, including a nonprofit or small business, you must provide:

  • Paid sick leave if you have 5 or more employees who work in NYC or unpaid sick leave if you have fewer than 5 employees.
  • 2 days of paid sick leave to domestic workers who have worked for you for more than 1 year. This leave is in addition to the 3 days of  paid rest to which domestic workers are entitled under New York State Labor Law.

Get more information for domestic workers and their employers here.

San Ysidro School District Event

Read more about the San Ysidro School District here.

“Tattered-flag flap at PS 28″ New York Post, March 17, 2012

It’s the Star-Mangled Banner. A tattered American flag has been flying for years above a Harlem public school, even though a veteran’s repeatedly complained to the principal and city about its shameful state. Sergio Villaverde, a Coast Guard Reserve commander and attorney, spotted Old Glory dangling from PS 28’s flagpole on West 155th St in early January, he said…”

Read more here.

“Today in EL Diario: Teacher’s Fine for Saying ‘Cono’ is Slashed” The Village Voice, April 27, 2011

“A high school history teacher in Washington Heights was fined $1,000 for using a Spanish swear word last year during one of his classes, El Diario reports. But the fine is a steep reduction from what a court had originally ordered that Carlos Garcia pay – $15,000 – for using the word ‘cono’ in front of pupils..”

Read more here.

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