3/29/2013 12:44:00 PM

NY Restaurant Employees May Soon Get Paid Sick Leave

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A deal has been struck on the controversial paid-sick leave bill that had previously been blocked in legislation for three years. The bill will require businesses with more than 15 full-time employees to offer five paid sick days per year - of course, this bill has a major impact on the NY restaurant world. It's been well documented that many restaurant owners are not in favor of the bill as it will cost them money and possibly staff in order to pay for it. Meanwhile protests have been staged by workers at restaurants like the Capital Grille among others in favor of such a major. The deal stuck is by no means the expansive one that was lobbied for by employees, but more of a compromise, which required a concession from Christine C. Quinn, City Council speaker, who had single-handedly blocked action on the bill to protect the city's economy. Mayor Bloomberg is expected to veto the motion but it allegedly has enough support in Council to override it. Whose side are you on? Let us know in the comments. [NYT]

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