Mayor de Blasio announces plan guaranteeing paid time off for workers in the city

WPIX 11 New York | 1/9/2019 | Kristine Garcia
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NEW YORK — Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a plan guaranteeing paid time off for workers in the city.

The plan would require private employers with five or more employees to offer 10 annual days of personal paid time, which can be used for any purpose, including vacation and religious observances.

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More than 500,000 full-time and part-time employees currently have no paid time off.

If the plan is approved, New York City would be the first city in the nation to mandate paid personal time off for workers.

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“Workers across the nation have been working too hard without enough time to rest and recharge or enough time for family and important life events. Every other major nation recognizes the necessity of Paid Personal Time. We as a country must get there, and New York City will lead the way," de Blasio said.

"To be the fairest big city in America, New Yorkers can't be forced to choose between bringing home a paycheck and taking time off to just disconnect or spend time with loved...
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