Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Council Member Cohen to Sponsor Paid Sick Leave Forum with DCA and Bronx CB 8


   Council Member Andrew Cohen is sponsoring an educational forum on the expansion of paid sick leave with the Department of Consumer Affairs and Bronx Community Board 8.  The forum will take place at the Kingsbridge Library, located at 291 West 231 Street, on the evening of Wednesday June 18th starting at 5:30 PM.

Earlier this year, the City Council passed legislation signed into law by the Mayor to expand paid sick leave to employees of businesses with five or more workers which covers an additional 355,000 New Yorkers.  The law which went into effect April 1st also added grandparents, grandchildren and siblings to the list of relatives that employees can legally care for using paid sick leave.  The forum will address these and other new details of the law for residents and business owners in the community. 

Council Member Andrew Cohen said, “I am proud to sponsor this educational forum which will detail the expanded rights that workers now have and that apply to our businesses.  This is a great way to disseminate this important information and I encourage all members of the community to attend.”

“As a former small business owner, I understand how challenging it can be to not only run a business, but also to understand the laws that apply to your business, which is why DCA is deeply committed to ensuring businesses have the tools they need to comply with the paid sick leave law,” said Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) Commissioner Julie Menin. 

“We have launched a major, multilingual effort to ensure that every employee and employer throughout the city knows about paid sick leave. We thank Council Member Cohen for recognizing the importance of this law for Bronx families and for his leadership in helping us spread the word about the law,” she added. 
 
Council Member Andrew Cohen is sponsoring an educational forum on the expansion of paid sick leave with the Department of Consumer Affairs and Bronx Community Board 8.  The forum will take place at the Kingsbridge Library, located at 291 West 231 Street, on the evening of Wednesday June 18th.

Earlier this year, the City Council passed legislation signed into law by the Mayor to expand paid sick leave to employees of businesses with five or more workers which covers an additional 355,000 New Yorkers.  The law which went into effect April 1st also added grandparents, grandchildren and siblings to the list of relatives that employees can legally care for using paid sick leave.  The forum will address these and other new details of the law for residents and business owners in the community. 

Council Member Andrew Cohen said, “I am proud to sponsor this educational forum which will detail the expanded rights that workers now have and that apply to our businesses.  This is a great way to disseminate this important information and I encourage all members of the community to attend.”

Sergio Villaverde, Chair of Bronx Community Board 8’s Economic Development Committee said, “Paid sick leave will have an impact on many of the businesses in our community.  This forum will provide information to the community regarding these new business requirements.”

“As a former small business owner, I understand how challenging it can be to not only run a business, but also to understand the laws that apply to your business, which is why DCA is deeply committed to ensuring businesses have the tools they need to comply with the paid sick leave law,” said Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) Commissioner Julie Menin. 

“We have launched a major, multilingual effort to ensure that every employee and employer throughout the city knows about paid sick leave. We thank Council Member Cohen for recognizing the importance of this law for Bronx families and for his leadership in helping us spread the word about the law,” she added. 
 

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