As if driving up the cost of business with higher minimum wages, mandatory paid sick leave and “predictability pay” under the NYC Fair Workweek law (predictive scheduling) weren’t enough, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio hopes to go one better – mandatory vacation time! In his annual State of the City message, de Blasio announced he would pursue local legislation mandating that all private employers provide workers with paid vacation leave. The de Blasio proposal would dictate 10 days of Paid Personal Time (PPT) annually for all workers after 120 days of employment. Furthermore, it requires that any unused PPT could be carried over to the following year for a maximum of 10 days PPT. This new mandate would apply to all employers with 5 or more employees, the same universe of businesses mandated to provide 5 days of paid sick leave beginning back in 2014. de Blasio also unveiled a program, at a cost of $100 million, guaranteeing health care coverage for all New York City residents, including those in the country illegally. Amazing how generous elected officials can be with taxpayer’s hard-earned money!