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NYC Paid Sick Leave: Key Provisions for Employers

(1k+ reviews)

Produced on October 20, 2014

$ 59 Labor & Employment, Employee Benefits, and Public Interest In Stock

Course Information

Time 61 minutes
Difficulty Intermediate

Course Description

You are an experienced general corporate attorney, handling a variety of business law matters, and are also frequently called upon to draft employee policies and procedures on behalf of companies. Then one afternoon, you receive a phone call from the HR manager of an old client company. She tells you she has heard media reports that the New York City Council has passed mandatory paid sick leave legislation, and she wants to know how and whether it will impact her company. The company also intends to update its employee handbook in the near future. Accordingly, the HR manager needs practical information and sound advice on the new sick leave law on an expedited basis. What do you do?  


Andrew W. Singer, Esq. and Jason B. Klimpl, Esq. of Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP are intimately familiar with the New York City Earned Sick Time Act, having themselves contributed to the final version of the legislation. In this course, Andrew and Jason walk you through the legislation’s key requirements and how to enact compliant and business-savvy policies.  


Learning Objectives:

I.    Help clients develop policies and procedures compliant with the New York City Earned Sick Time Act and its implementing regulations

II.   Achieve an expedited handling of the HR manager’s inquiries regarding sick leave policies

III.  Avoid undue expense and obtain quick resolutions

IV.  Represent businesses and companies in implementing sound, practical and lawful leave policies




Andrew W. Singer

Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt, LLP

Andrew W. Singer leads Tannenbaum Helpern's Employment Law Practice Group, which offers a full spectrum of legal services from everyday counseling to complex employment litigation. With extensive experience in all aspects of employment law, he regularly advises companies with various human resource and compliance issues:


  • draft and negotiate employment agreements and executive compensation structures
  • draft non-competition, non-solicit and confidentiality agreements
  • counsel companies on restrictive covenant enforceability
  • draft and negotiate severance agreements


  • wage and hour compliance, including overtime computation and exemptions from overtime, minimum wage, payment and deduction from wages, commissions and draw structures, bonus and incentive compensation, governmental wage and hour audits, recordkeeping, and federal and state labor laws
  • independent contractors, misclassification analyses, consulting agreements, and governmental audits
  • privacy concerns, including federal and state workplace privacy laws, off-duty conduct laws, drug-testing, and background and credit-checks

HR Policies

  • social media policies and technology and e-mail usage policies
  • anti-discrimination, including sexual harassment, retaliation, accommodating the disabled and religion, and handling internal corporate investigations
  • employee termination, WARN Act compliance, and COBRA
  • human resource and compliance counseling, including drafting and reviewing employee handbooks, drafting job descriptions, vacation and PTO policies, family and medical leave compliance, military leave policies, and issues related to employment applications

Litigation & Dispute Resolution

  • defend discrimination and retaliation claims based upon sex, race, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, disability, age and any other protected class in federal and state courts
  • handle discrimination matters filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the New York State Division of Human Rights, and the New York City Commission on Human Rights
  • A frequent speaker on employment law topics and emerging trends, Andrew regularly conducts training seminars for supervisory and managerial employees covering equal employment laws and sexual harassment, the Americans with Disabilities Act, wage and hour laws, independent contractor misclassification, workplace violence, social media policies, the Family and Medical Leave Act and other leave policies, workforce reduction and the WARN Act, and other employment law developments.

Andrew has been selected for inclusion in New York Super Lawyers for 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.

Jason B. Klimpl

Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP

Jason is a partner in the Employment Law Group of Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP. In this capacity, he advises clients on a broad range of employment law matters, such as wage and hour compliance; healthcare; equal opportunity actions and policies; employment agreements and restrictive covenants; independent contractor and consulting issues, reductions in force; technology and privacy concerns; and other human resources counseling.

Jason is also the Associate General Counsel of the New York Staffing Association, and is heavily involved in legal and legislative efforts to support the staffing industry.

Jason has written numerous employment law articles and is a contributing faculty member of both Lawline and the National Academy of Continuing Legal Education. Jason is also a member of the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce’s Speakers Bureau and Help Desk.

Awarded Martindale-Hubbell “Preeminent” peer review rating.

Named 2013 -2019 New York Super Lawyer (Rising Star).

Finally, the New York Enterprise Report named Jason the winner of the 2012 Best Attorneys and Accountants “Rising Star Attorney” category.


Michele B.

Excellent course!

Jeffrey A.

Very good overview.

Darrell N.

interesting topic and information provided that will assist in advising clients

Brenna M.

Informative program

Daniel O.

Useful course.

Sandra K.

This was very useful for my practice.

Jonathan S.

Excellent presentation of the materials.



David H.

This course was informative and useful.

Robert H.

Excellent. Full of practical information.

Carol P.

Practical info

Catherine M.

very informative!

connie b.


James A.

very useful program for NYC lawyers

Nadia M.

I appreciate their inclusion of the coverage of domestic workers under paid sick leave laws and other worker protections.

Sam C.

I liked the Q&A format with two speakers.

Frieda R.

well presented, organized format

David G.

An extremely informative program.

Kirl F.


Nan K.

Great course. Very well presented

Thomas B.

The speakers did a very good job with the background f the law and some of the subsequent clarifications provided by the City. They also had some very useful suggestion sand insights on potential issues, i.e.., domestic workers; carry over hours; retalia

Rommel M.


George W.

particularly timely and useful

Rosemarie C.

Very helpful and informative.

Stephen D.

The multiple speaker format is good.

Otto M.

Well Presented

Randi M.

very good

Edward K.

Topical and insightful

Peter C.

Good proxy.

Joanne C.

Good detail

Kenneth G.

One of the best Lawline programs I have ever taken

michael s.

Well Done & Informative

Wil H.

Good course. Interesting topic.

Emmanuel F.

Excellent presentation

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