Under New York City’s Earned Sick Time Act (Paid Sick Leave Law), covered employees have the right to use sick leave for the care and treatment of themselves or a family member. The Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) prepared this page to provide guidance to employees about their rights under the law.

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Under New York City’s Earned Sick Time Act (Paid Sick Leave Law), covered employees have the right to use sick leave for the care and treatment of themselves or a family member.
 
The Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) prepared this page to provide guidance to employees about their rights under the law. DCA will update this page as appropriate. Please note the date at the bottom of the page. To read the law or Frequently Asked Questions about the law, go to nyc.gov/PaidSickLeave.
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Last Reviewed: March 23, 2016