By paying workers who take extended time off from the job for almost any sort of family concern, this mandate would impose significant costs in the form of payments for replacement workers, including overtime. It would disrupt work schedules and leave difficult gaps in staffing for small and large companies…It's already hard enough to do business and provide jobs in New York state. Our leaders in Albany should not make it still harder.
From a letter to the editor by Kenneth Adams, President and CEO of The Business Council of New York State against then-governor Eliot Spitzer’s paid leave proposal. From Syracuse’s The Post-Standard, “Family leave bill will hurt small businesses the most”.