Information for Workers: Paid Sick Leave Law

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.

Important Information for Employees

Read What Employees Need to Know
Find answers to common sick leave questions (FAQ)
Your employer must give you the Notice of Employee Rights
Domestic Workers: Learn how the NYC's Paid Sick Leave Law affects you


Employees, including domestic workers can submit a sick leave complaint by email, mail, telephone, or in-person. Download the complaint form

Laws and Rules

Download the Paid Sick Leave Law/Rules packet
Read Rules for Sick Leave Policies


Contact DCA in one of the following ways:

Information in Additional Languages

Information, including the required Notice of Employee Rights and one page overview for employers and employees, are available in 25 additional languages. Also, the Rules for Sick Leave Policies, Information for Domestic Workers, and employer/employee forms are available in select languages. 

Español (Spanish) Italiano (Italian)
Shqip (Albanian) 日本語 (Japanese)
عربي (Arabic) 한국어 (Korean)
বাংলা (Bengali) Język Polski (Polish)
中文 - 简化字 (Chinese - Simplified) Português (Portuguese)
中文 - 繁體字 (Chinese - Traditional) ਪੰਜਾਬੀ ਦੇ (Punjabi)
Hrvatski (Croatian) Русский (Russian)
Français (French) српски (Serbian)
Kreyòl Ayisyen (French-Creole) Tagalog (Tagalog)
Deutsch (German) ردو (Urdu)
ελληνικά (Greek) דיש (Yiddish)
עברית (Hebrew) Yorùbá (Yoruba)
हिन्दी (Hindi)

Get information about Paid Sick Leave Law in नेपाली (Nepali) and tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)