NYC Mayor Proposes Mandatory Vacation Time For Workers

Kenny Tucker
January 13, 2019

"To be the fairest big city in America, New Yorkers can't be forced to choose between bringing home a paycheck and taking time off to just disconnect or spend time with loved ones - that choice ends with Paid Personal Time", de Blasio said.

Once up and running, the office will review city data and tenant complaints in order to determine which landlords need more oversight.

In his sixth annual State of the City speech, Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday morning exclaimed that the city would seize the buildings of the "worst landlords".

The mayor first highlighted some wins from 2018, reiterating how homicides dropped to the lowest numbers seen since 1951 and how the NYPD made 140,000 fewer arrests in 2018 compared to 2014, the year de Blasio took office. It will be fully available to all New Yorkers across the five boroughs in 2021.

"Health care is a human right".

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The mayor believes this will be cheaper than having the uninsured go to emergency rooms for care. "Today we celebrate our city's relentless commitment to accessible, high-quality health care".

To help people save for their retirement, the mayor intends to work with the City Council to require all employers with at least five employees to either offer access to a retirement plan or auto-enroll their employees into the city plan, with a default contribution out of the employees' own earnings of 5 percent (which could then be increased or reduced by the employee).

Council Member Espinal, chair of the City Council's Committee on Consumer Affairs, said he was encouraged that the Consumer Protection agency would be expanded to include worker protections. City Councilman Jumaane Williams (D-Brooklyn) has indicated that he will be the lead sponsor on the on the bill.

They were among a number of councilmembers who said that now that the mayor, the council speaker and most of the council are mostly in accord on the mayor's agenda, it's likely to become law this year.

New York City employers must stay tuned as the Mayor's proposal winds its way through the legislative process. "Well-connected developers should not be getting sweetheart deals on the taxpayers' dime".

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