June 14, 2024

Reminder of Updated NYC Sick Time

  1. Frequency of sick leave accrual deposits. Effective January 1, 2021, sick leave will be deposited to an employee’s sick leave bank on a weekly rather than monthly basis, equivalent to the current rates and consistent with current past practice.
  2. No Cap on Family-Related Use. Effective January 1, 2021, there shall no longer be an annual cap on the number of hours of accrued sick leave that can be used for the family-related purposes listed in Article IX, Section 2 of the CBA.
  3. Family Member Definition.  For the purposes of Article IX, in addition to the listed reasons in the CBA, “family member” shall also include any other individual related by blood to the employee, and any other individual whose close association with the employee is the equivalent of a family relationship.
  4. Safe Time Use. An employee may also use accrued sick leave for “Safe Time” purposes as follows.  An employee who has been or whose family member has been the victim of domestic violence, a family offense matters, sexual offense, stalking, or human trafficking may use accrued sick leave for any of the following reasons:
    • a.  To obtain services from a domestic violence shelter, rape crisis center, or other shelter or services program for relief from domestic violence, a family offense matter, sexual offense, stalking, or human trafficking;
    • b.  To participate in safety planning, temporarily relocate, or take other actions to increase the safety of the employee or employee’s family members from future domestic violence, family offense matters, sexual offenses, stalking, or human trafficking;
    • c.  To meet with a civil attorney or other social service provider to obtain information and advice on, and prepare for or participate in any criminal or civil proceeding, including but not limited to, matters related to domestic violence, a family offense matter, sexual offense, stalking, human trafficking, custody, visitation, matrimonial issues, orders of protection, immigration, housing, discrimination in employment, housing or consumer credit.
    • d.  To file a complaint or domestic incident report with law enforcement;
    • e.  To meet with a district attorney’s office;
    • f.  To enroll children in a new school; or
    • g. To take other actions necessary to maintain, improve, or restore the physical, psychological, or economic health or safety of the employee or employee’s family member or to protect those who associate or work with the employee.
  5. No Waiting Period for New Hires. There shall be no waiting period for use of accrued sick leave.

*Contact your Local 1503 leadership with questions*

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