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  • Labor Law for information about Paid Family Leave

You can get information about New York City's Paid Safe and Sick Leave Law.

You can also:

  • Learn about employee rights under the law
  • Request information sheets for employees and employers
  • Get answers to Frequently Asked Questions
  • Report an employer violating the law

Paid Safe and Sick Leave Public Education Campaign

In June 2018, DCA launched a public education campaign about NYC’s amended Paid Safe and Sick Leave Law.

Under the law, covered employees have the right to use safe and sick leave for the care and treatment of themselves or a family member and to seek assistance or take other safety measures if the employee or a family member may be the victim of any act or threat of domestic violence or unwanted sexual physical contact, stalking, or human trafficking.

Get information for employees and employers about the Paid Safe and Sick Leave Law.

    In his 2019 State of the City Address, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that the administration is expanding the mission and the name of the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) to the Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP).

    You can check DCA's website for updates.

    Visit the Department of Consumer Affairs' website.

    Workers' Rights Campaign

    The Workers' Rights Campaign introduces the newly renamed DCWP as a City agency that fights for every worker in NYC regardless of job or immigration status.

    DCWP enforces different municipal labor laws, including: 

    • Fair Workweek
    • Freelance
    • Paid Care
    • Paid Safe and Sick Leave

    If you are an employer, you can find out:

    • Whether or not the City's Paid Safe and Sick Leave law applies to your business 
    • What your responsibilities are if the law applies to your business

    Be prepared to provide information about your business so that the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) can provide general guidance about whether the law applies to your business.

    Online

    Get information for Employers on Paid Safe and Sick Leave.

    You can also:

    • Submit questions by email to PSSL@dca.nyc.gov
    • Go to the DCA Business Toolbox. With this online tool, you can use DCA's online Live Chat for businesses. Live Chat is available for employer inquiries only.
      • When you open the webpage, click the "Live Chat" button. Then, click the button in the middle of the screen that says "Live Chat with a DCA Representative to open a chat window."

    By Phone

    Call 311 for assistance.

    Learn About Employer Training

    Employers interested in trainings or events about NYC’s Paid Safe and Sick Leave Law can:

    Request an Information Sheet About the Law

    You can request an information sheet that provides guidance to employers about their responsibilities under the City's Paid Safe and Sick Leave Law.

    Online

    Download the Paid Safe and Sick Leave Information Sheet for employers.

    By Mail

    Call 311 to request a paper copy.

    If you are an employee, you can learn about your rights under the City's Paid Safe and Sick Leave Law.

    Online

    Get information for Employees on Paid Safe and Sick Leave.

    You can also submit questions by email to PSSL@dca.nyc.gov

    By Phone

    Call 311 for assistance.

    Request an Information Sheet About the Law

    You can request an information sheet that provides guidance to employees about their rights under the City's Paid Safe and Sick Leave Law. 

    Online

    Download the Paid Safe and Sick Leave Information Sheet for employees.

    By Mail

    Call 311 to request a paper copy.

    You can request a copy of the Notice of Employee Rights. Employers must give this written notice to employees who are covered under the City's Paid Safe and Sick Leave Law. 

    The Notice informs employees about their right to safe and sick leave and includes information about:

    • Safe and sick leave accrual
    • Use of safe and sick leave
    • Expanded definition of family members
    • Right to be free from retaliation 
    • Right to file a complaint  

    Online

    Get the Notice of Employee Rights.

    By Mail

    Call 311 to request a paper copy.

    You can file a complaint against an employer who:

    • Does not give you safe and sick leave, whether paid or unpaid, if you are covered by the law.
    • Does not give you the legally required notice of your right to safe and sick leave.
    • Punishes you for using safe and sick leave.

    To file a complaint, complete a Safe and Sick Leave Complaint Form and send it to:

    Department of Consumer Affairs
    Office of Labor Policy and Standards
    42 Broadway, 9th floor
    New York, NY 10004

    You can download the complaint form online. You can also get the complaint form by mail.

    Online

    Get the Safe and Sick Leave Complaint Form.

    By Mail

    Call 311 to request a paper copy.

    The Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) accepts anonymous tips about employers who are not obeying the City's Paid Safe and Sick Leave Law.

    A DCA representative will ask you questions to assist with an investigation.

    The results of any investigation are confidential.

    Call 311 for assistance by phone.