By: Catherine Clifford, a Special to Overdrive
Under federal law, you don’t have to pay your employees if they don’t come to work because they are sick. However, a growing number of places are moving to make paid sick time mandatory. As of Thursday, New York City is expected to be the latest addition to that list. San Francisco kicked off the trend of requiring employers to provide paid sick time in 2007, followed by Washington, D.C., and Milwaukee, in 2008, and Connecticut, Philadelphia and Seattle in 2011.