Sick-Pay Law Generated Complaints But No Fines


New York City has received almost 200 complaints about businesses not complying with a new sick-pay law that went into effect in April but hasn’t issued any fines yet, records show.

According to city Department of Consumer Affairs data, most of the 189 complaints were from employees who said their bosses didn’t provide them with a legally required notice about their rights to paid sick leave days. Sixty were successfully resolved through mediation while another 112 are in the process of being mediated or investigated by the city. Only one of the resolved cases resulted in an employee getting a payment.

Nearly 10 percent of the complaints involve allegations of retaliation.