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Government red tape is making doing business even harder New York City.
Becoming the most populous place in the states to force employers to provide paid sick time.
Forcing them to do this but should this be -- joining me now Fox News legal analyst please we'll an attorney bill from -- Bill -- -- start with you tell us about this new law in New York had a film work.
Well it's it's it's something that's done to help people be more productive and more considerable the way it works is that.
Employers with twenty or more employees will have to provide.
Five paid sick days per year.
And then approximately a year from now.
I believe in April 14 that that will go down to fifteen employees now employers -- less than fifteen employees.
-- might have to provide paid sick leave for five days but they will have to or for employees five days off.
Without pay and have -- not be retaliated against in terms of taking time off and coming back to work.
And but so far in other jurisdictions where it's been offered it's been successful.
Well okay that's debatable my friend yet NFL isn't.
That really should be between the employer and the employee when they negotiate.
Whether -- contractor employment hiring would ever do that.
You can the government now stepping in and telling an employer what they must do mandated under the law in New York would affect over over a million people.
I think with the that the bad -- unforced T consequence of this says.
That these small employers and we're talking you know as you such as you know 1520.
Employees and for -- her business.
They're going to be unduly burdened by events and that means here's the problem here's the catch that means they're probably gonna cut back on other things like vacation time.
Or retirement funds or things like that because these small businesses -- small employers haven't factored in.
This extra costs and -- -- going to be cutting back on other things and may be even -- maybe even laying off people are not hiring them because they're worried about this bill how do you respond to that what.
Well my -- It's very simple you have to consider that 74% of employers in New York already or for it anyway okay and they found in those particular businesses and a financial.
Impact analysis was doesn't -- by the City Council before the law was passed.
But they found was -- -- consumer media except for a leverage this walkers or go to work when they're sick.
Do not perform effectively blockading infect other workers they tend to get hurt on the job causing workers' comp.
Of course to go off and when they know that they gonna be paid to.
To take time what they get preventative care and essentially everybody wins -- a a more productive -- -- Just I don't know I don't disagree with anything you have -- just nickel back a couple of -- perhaps the what you said use that 74% from your employer's employees offer.
Offer that is exactly what what I said which is they negotiate employer and employee negotiate those sick days that's all I.
Because that's left of the free market to decide to do that but what not when the government comes again.
And says we are going to force you to do this something that they may be you know the other 26% of the employees don't want to do.
That's gonna have a devastating effect.
-- but the government forces you to do -- pay minimum wage government forces you to -- over -- And our government has all kinds of rules is OSHA has regulation that they don't worthless are missing in this conversation is that it's not just New York City this is happening all over the country and now Nancy -- Pelosi saying we need a federal law to force companies.
To pay for six time and it's not just dead and I want leads to respond activist.
It's think you can she knows exactly now this is them.
To me from my point you seem to give employers less control over their employee absolutely because that they have to offer this they can't they can't not offered by the way used you know you cited that the other states that have allowed it but their other states -- to try to pass this and it has -- just allowed.
-- the idea of a federal law now covering all states I just don't see how that passes -- But the point is this again regulation in the workplace is required because when left to their own devices.
People or employers don't always do the right thing and in the jurisdictions that do have -- they have found to be effective for example.
It's a little bit of a digression but the family medical leave that when that came -- they thought it was gonna kill businesses and it's been totally successful program people been able come back to work.
Not have to worry about them.
We'll tell you this question on that this is effect billion said that before let me ask you this question so from what I understand the -- a lot of work so.
You could trade in your sick days.
And get money for -- Which to me is regret.
To me I -- he wants sick days but now this is a negotiating ploy to get more money for workers this seems like a gift frankly to the unions I gotta tell you can -- give -- this is helping to organize workers.
There's there's a method behind this madness and even Mayor Bloomberg said this was a.
And actually -- Mayor Bloomberg who.
He wants to you know they ended drinks a certain height -- and cigarettes and all of this mean Mayor Bloomberg said I don't want this this is too much of the nanny state.
Terrible over the -- he has his smelly are my apologies go I had.
That's okay it may in May below -- it was an employer in his own right right so he obviously and happened to get well he you know has its own blueboard whatever before -- -- -- but the point.
Isn't this this is the critical aspect to it is that when people are you know.
Incentivized to not get sick.
They're paid in this particular context and workers will actually get other opportunities to fill -- for them -- even make more money like for example restaurant workers is -- will be able benefit.
If they don't take any of their sick time but what about when is this has been a successful program.
And as I said Justin finished there's been regulation of labor.
Right right our history they don't have -- economics of this because is Gerry pointed out if you don't take your -- -- you get paid and that that's a that's an increase in the salary that's the bottom -- increase in your salary.
Which is fine but the employers to take that into consideration when they think about hiring more people.
We can go online and not -- -- I it's an important children happily I can't fill in -- you guys did a great job I'd.
Yeah I'm looking at this from absolutely every angle thanks for coming on and have a great weekend you -- -- do you.
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