Category Archives: Paid Sick Days

City of Seattle leaders to hear first report on paid sick days ordinance

The results are clear: Absent laws requiring employers to provide sick leave, it is one of the least likely benefits to be offered in the private sector – and part-time workers are rarely covered. Continue reading

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New study finds paid sick days are better for workers, businesses

A new study by the University of Pittsburgh adds empirical data to what many of us already consider a no-brainer: when people have paid sick days, fewer people infect their coworkers with the flu. Specifically, the study shows flu transmission … Continue reading

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New York becomes largest U.S. city to guarantee workers the right to earn paid sick days

While most New Yorkers slept, last night the city council overrode Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s previous veto of paid sick days legislation. Continue reading

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Ballot measure to improve harmful working conditions at Sea-Tac Airport going to voters

A ballot measure to improve substandard working conditions at Sea-Tac Airport is taking off, thanks to solid research and savvy organizing by local workers and their allies. If passed by voters, the SeaTac Good Jobs Initiative would ensure a living … Continue reading

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Study shows D.C. paid sick days law hasn’t negatively impacted business

From the National Partnership for Women and Families: A recent report released by the Office of the District of Columbia Auditor (ODCA) on the district’s 2008 paid sick days law provides a welcome and much-needed assessment of the impact of this historic … Continue reading

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A Father’s Day gift that keeps giving

By Ellen Bravo and Stewart D. Friedman Policies such as family and medical leave programs and earned sick days make it easier for fathers to bear their responsibilities. On this Father’s Day, too many fathers have to choose between the family … Continue reading

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“Compromise” law provides 1 million more New Yorkers paid sick leave

The New York City Council – in spite of opposition from Mayor Michael Bloomberg – enacted the Earned Sick Time Act earlier this month, ensuring the majority of people working in New York City are able to earn paid sick days. The … Continue reading

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