De Blasio to expand paid sick days law in NYC

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NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio will be announcing a significant expansion of a law that requires employers to give employees paid sick days.

Two sources familiar with the matter who were not authorized to speak about the law until de Blasio announces it Friday say it will provide sick days for an additional 300,000 New Yorkers.

Under the current law, businesses with 20 or more employees must provide five sick days.

The new law is expected to require that businesses with five or more employees provide the five sick days.

De Blasio, a Democrat, made the expansion a major plank of his mayoral campaign.

The sources say he will announce the deal with his close ally, newly elected City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, at a Brooklyn restaurant.

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