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Paid sick time law passes in NYC; veto overridden
Associated Press ^ | Jun. 27, 2013 3:59 AM EDT | Jennifer Peltz

Posted on 06/27/2013 3:01:45 AM PDT by Olog-hai

New York City is becoming the most populous place in the United States to make businesses provide workers with paid sick time, after lawmakers overrode a mayoral veto early Thursday to pass a law expected to affect more than 1 million workers.

With the vote, the city joined Portland, Ore.; San Francisco; Seattle; Washington, D.C.; and the state of Connecticut in requiring the benefit for at least some workers. Similar measures have failed in some other places, including Milwaukee, Denver and Philadelphia.

Supporters see the New York measure as a pace-setter, although it has some significant limits and conditions, and they envision such laws becoming a national norm in coming years. …

Under the new law steered by Councilwoman Gale Brewer, employees of businesses with 20 or more workers would get up to five paid sick days a year beginning in April 2014; the benefit would kick in by October 2015 at enterprises with 15 to 19 workers. All others would have to provide five unpaid sick days per year, meaning that workers couldn't get fired for using those days. The requirements could be postponed if the city’s economy takes a major dive.

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TOPICS: Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: biggovernment; bigunions; businesskiller; paidsicktime

1 posted on 06/27/2013 3:01:46 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Orlando/Orange County tried to push a mandatory sick pay ordnance thru...and it got defeated.

It spooked the rest of the state to pass a law, just signed by the governor, to prohibit cities/counties from passing mandatory sick leave laws

Although it would be great if all businesses could provide sick time, unicorns, and free ice cream, but a mandated plan would kill a lot of businesses

2 posted on 06/27/2013 3:18:28 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Don't Blame Me For La Raza Rubio....I Voted For Alex Snitker)
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To: Olog-hai

I shut down my business for other political reasons, but this would have driven me out of NYC if I operated there. Employees who show up should make more than those who don’t. As an employer, I have the right to decide whether the employee with cancer or whose wife has heart bypass surgery should be paid when not working (my decision was ‘yes’, even for sick days beyond those in the contract), and whether the employee who is “sick” on Fridays, especially before 3-day weekends should be paid (my decision was ‘yes’, in accordance with the contract, but then move them out of their jobs for totally unrelated reasons).

3 posted on 06/27/2013 3:22:36 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Olog-hai

Bus boys and bicycle delivery men will now have five free days to recover from the tequila flu. Or the Corona shakes.

4 posted on 06/27/2013 3:25:00 AM PDT by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: Olog-hai

Most companies already give paid sick leave. The few that don’t and really don’t want can simply cut wages by 2% or delay pay increases to make up the difference. This leftist, feel good legislation will only cause administrative nightmares and compliance costs for all companies, most of which are already giving paid sick leave.

5 posted on 06/27/2013 3:39:55 AM PDT by Above My Pay Grade (The people have the right to tell government what guns it may possess, not the other way around.)
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To: Olog-hai

Next on the Agenda: Maternity Leave for “married” sex deviates.......

6 posted on 06/27/2013 4:44:18 AM PDT by traditional1 (Amerika.....Providing public housing for the Mulatto Messiah)
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To: traditional1

what’s the gestation time for homo to pass a gerbil?

7 posted on 06/27/2013 5:27:06 AM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: Olog-hai
The ultimate goal of the Communists is to destroy all small businesses.

Nobody should be allowed to be in business who is not a crony-capitalist member of the big-government/big-corporate criminal complex.

8 posted on 06/27/2013 5:35:55 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Who could have guessed that one day pro wrestling would be less fake than network news?)
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To: Olog-hai

Will be national law within five years. Generation Text knows the Euros have this and they’re quite jealous.

9 posted on 06/27/2013 6:29:36 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Olog-hai
This is fairly standard legislation around the world, including countries not known for left-wing economic policies:

At least 145 countries provide paid sick days for short- or long-term illnesses, with 127 providing a week or more annually. 98 countries guarantee one month or more of paid sick days.[43] Many high-income economies require employers to provide paid sick days upwards of 10 days, including: Japan, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, and Singapore.

10 posted on 06/27/2013 7:17:33 AM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: VRWCarea51
"what’s the gestation time for homo to pass a gerbil?"

Reminds me of the story......

The Story of Kiki and the Raggot

Though outrageously funny, the story of Kiki and the Raggot is nothing new. Wild Utah has been unable to confirm or dispute the validity of the story, the name of its author, or the accreditation of its first run publication. A simple search engine peek into the word "Raggot" returns countless websites that probably violate a legitimate copyright by running this story. Scores of these websites begin the piece with "This is an actual article from the LA Times..." We contacted the L.A. Times Syndicate, requesting the reproduction rights to the work for the Wild Utah issue in your hand. Trisha Montecinos replied to us with a short letter stating that the L.A. Times does not own the rights to the work, does not know who controls them currently, and has no forwarding address for the creator of the work. We, too, are probably violating a copyright by printing this piece. We do so for your benefit. Therefor, in the spirit of Alfred Hitchcock, here is The Story of Kiki and the Raggot

This is an actual article from the LA Times...

"In retrospect, lighting the match was my big mistake. But I was only trying to retrieve the gerbil," Eric Tomazewski told bemused doctors in the Severe Burn Unit of Salt Lake City Hospital. Tomazewski and his homosexual partner Andrew "Kiki" Farnum had been admitted for emergency treatment after a felching session had gone seriously wrong. "I pushed a cardboard tube up his rectum and slipped Raggot, our gerbil, in.", he explained. "As usual, Kiki shouted out 'Armageddon', my cue that he'd had enough. I tried to retrieve Raggot but he wouldn't come out again, so I peered into the tube and struck a match, thinking the light might attract him."

At a hushed press conference, a hospital spokesman described what happened next. "The match ignited a pocket of intestinal gas and a flame shot out of the tubing, igniting Mr. Tomazewski's hair and severely burning his face. It also set fire to the gerbil's fur and whiskers which ignited a larger pocket of gas further up the intestine, propelling the rodent out like a cannonball. Tomazewski suffered second degree burns and a broken nose from the impact of the gerbil, while Farnum suffered first and second degree burns to his anus and lower intestinal tract.

Editor's Notes : Top Ten Scariest Things About This Story

10. "I pushed a cardboard tube up his rectum ...."

9. "So I peered in to the tube ...".(I'm sorry, but that's like looking through a telescope into hell. I'd rather use binoculars to stare at the sun).

8. That poor gerbil (who obviously suffers from low self esteem) being shot out of a guy's ass like Rocky the Flying Squirrel on Rocky and Bullwinkle.

7. Suffering a broken nose from a gerbil being launched out of someone's anus. I'm guessing, but I seriously doubt the gerbil was springtime fresh after his journey in Kiki's "tunnel of love."

6. People walking around with these volcanic-like pockets of gas in their rectums.

5. People who do this kind of thing and then admit what they were doing when taken to the emergency room. Sorry, but I think I would have made up a story about a gang of roving, pyromanical, anal sex fiends breaking into my house and sodomizing me with charcoal lighter fluid before admitting the truth. Call me old fashioned, but I just can't imagine looking at a doctor and saying "Well Doc, it's like this. You see, we have this gerbil named Raggot and we took a cardboard tube ..."

4. "First and second degree burns to the anus." Wouldn't this make the burning itch and discomfort of hemorrhoids a welcome relief ? How does one ever take a healthy dump after something like this? And the smell of a burning anus must in the top five most horrible scents on the face of God's green earth.

3. People names "Kiki" which is obviously a Polynesian word for "Idiotic white man who inserts rodents up his butt."

2. What kind of hospital would hold a press conference on this?

1. This happened in Salt Lake City. What kind of people are those Mormons? I am getting a whole new image of the Osmond family.

11 posted on 06/27/2013 10:09:41 AM PDT by traditional1 (Amerika.....Providing public housing for the Mulatto Messiah)
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