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NYC Officials Sued For Axing Benefits To Cover Parental Leave

Law360, New York (May 6, 2016, 6:36 PM ET) -- A group of New York City manager-level employees filed suit against Mayor Bill de Blasio and other city officials Friday, challenging the decision to eliminate a pay raise and two days of annual leave for senior managers in order to cover a new paid parental leave program.

Wasyl Kinach, a 54-year-old manager with the New York City Comptrollers Office, and others filed a complaint in state court contending the mayors elimination of a promised 0.47 percent wage increase and two leave days to pay for a program providing 30 days of paid leave for new parents is discriminatory, unconstitutional and a breach of contract.

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