Manhattan, NY - City Hall Holy War Brewing over Workers Time Off
Manhattan, NY - The city Human Resources Administration didn’t pick the best time to tighten its policy for allowing workers time off.
HRA issued a memo this week—one month before the start of the Jewish High Holy Days—warning it would advance only two days’ leave to employees who want to take off for religious reasons but don’t have enough hours locked away in their accounts.
Rosh Hashanah begins on the evening of Sept. 28 and ends at nightfall Sept. 30. Yom Kippur starts at sundown Oct. 7, a Friday, and runs through Saturday until sundown.
Officials said supervisors could make exceptions on an individual basis.
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