NYC law would give 2 weeks of paid vacation to all

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is expected to announce legislation today guaranteeing two weeks of paid time off for all workers.
1:37 | 01/09/19

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They're building blog CO is proposing a law that would require city workers to receive two weeks paid personal time off there right now how. Half a million employees do not get paid days off Eyewitness News reporter Tim Fleischer during a slot and City Hall with the latest plan from City Hall to have. And if that measure passes and that's an important element to remember the city New York City which certainly become the first city in the country. To pass the personal. Paid time off measure. Now city officials are telling us they estimate that some 200000 workers in the hotel and food service sectors. 180000. In professional services like. Cleaning sales in clerical workers and 90000 in retail will be eligible for the two weeks of paid time off. The mayor says the time off would increase productivity and improve mental and physical health. This time off could be used for vacation religious observances bereavement even time with the family. We will be the first interstate in this nation to guaranteed. Guarantee all workers two weeks paid vacation. Two weeks paid personal time that they can use its bases had. Because there's Troy nineteen is time to treat people decently. Now the measure as you might imagine is expected to draw some opposition from. Both business leaders business owners also while Republicans as well. But again the thing to remember is this measure is not a done deal at this point it still has to be debated and voted on. By the City Council. Reporting live at City Hall to watch channel seven Eyewitness News.

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