Information for Workers on Paid Safe and Sick Leave

NYC's Paid Safe and Sick Leave Law Took Effect on May 5, 2018

Important Information for Employees

If you work in NYC for more than 80 hours a year, you can earn up to 40 hours of safe and sick leave each year.

Read What Employees Need to Know.

Read FAQs on NYC's Paid Safe and Sick Leave Law.

Your employer must give you the Notice of Employee Rights.

Domestic Workers: Learn how the NYC's Paid Safe and Sick Leave Law affects you.


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

Laws and Rules

Download the Paid Safe and Sick Leave Law/Rules packet.

Read Rules for Safe and 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. 

*Note: Materials in this section will be updated to reflect NYC's Paid Safe and Sick Leave Law soon. Please continue to monitor this webpage.*

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