French Work Ethic Crosses Atlantic – Lands in New York

“The French are on vacation more than they’re at work.” “They can’t wait to get laid off so they can live off generous unemployment.” “They have no ambition.”  – (

New York City Council Considers Mandatory Paid Personal Time

SOURCE: Seyfarth Shaw LLP

“The proposal … [would allow] covered employees to accrue one hour of personal time for every 30 hours worked, up to 80 hours of personal time per calendar year. These 80 hours would be available for employees to use for any reason and, as the Bill currently stands, would be in addition to the 40 hours of sick/safe time provided to eligible employees.”