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NYC’s De Blasio Seeks Paid Vacation Law for Private Workers (1)

Jan. 9, 2019, 5:50 PMUpdated: Jan. 9, 2019, 7:59 PM

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio proposed a law requiring private businesses with five or more employees to give at least 10 days of paid vacation a year, a step that would extend the benefit to about 500,000 full- and part-time workers who currently don’t have it.

The law, which the mayor said would be the first of its kind in the U.S., would guarantee two weeks paid vacation or personal time to every employee, including the thousands of airport workers, apartment-building doormen, retail workers and others without compensated days off. It would require approval by the 51-member city council,...

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