Mayor’s proposal to require employers to provide 10 personal/vacation days per year

Hearing scheduled for Tuesday regarding a proposal requiring businesses to provide 10 personal/vacation days

To Staten Island Chamber of Commerce members, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, and the New York City Council Committee on Civil Service and Labor have scheduled a hearing on Tuesday, May 28, 2019, regarding the proposal that would require businesses with 5 or more employees or one domestic worker to provide 10 personal/vacation days per year to both full-time and part-time employees. The law would kick in after 120 days of employment.

The proposal builds on the framework established in the Paid Sick Leave and Safe (PSSL) law stating all workers are eligible to receive five paid sick days per year.

The Staten Island Chamber of Commerce understands this is another mandate that affects all businesses in New York City and wants our members to be aware of Tuesday’s hearing. The Chamber was one of several business organizations that sent a letter early on opposing this proposal due to the huge financial and administrative burden it would place on small businesses. 

If you can’t attend the hearing and would like to submit testimony, click here.

If you would like to contact your elected officials to express concern about the impact mandating 10 personal/vacation days per year would have on your business of organization, you can contact:

Also, please copy the Chamber with your response to so we can share your feedback with our three local Council members.

For more information on the proposal, read the Mayor’s press release from January and read the bill language here.

The hearing takes place in the Council Chambers at City Hall beginning at 10 a.m. Members should arrive early to register for testimony. 

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