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Fighting the Flu: Paid Sick Leave Reduces Infection Rates

[Associate professor Nicolas] Ziebarth says: "Recently enacted sick leave mandates have significantly reduced [influenza-like-illness] infection rates by giving employees the possibility to take sick days rather than going to work sick and spreading diseases."

February 13, 2019

Energy around Paid Leave Policies Continue to Grow

"We have a hotline for people to call if they're having problems accessing paid family leave or paid sick time, which we have here in New York City," [A Better Balance's Sherry] Leiwant said. "We hear all the time from people how life-changing it is having these benefits and how important they are for taking care of their families."

February 5, 2019

What Happens To Your Deskmates When You Go To Work Sick

Plenty of us have had to make the uncomfortable decision of whether or not to go to work sick. Thanks to unforgiving sick leave policies and company cultures that encourage you to "push through" illness, taking a legit sick day feels rarer and rarer.

January 30, 2019

Stuck at home with your kids this week and not getting paid? Your employer may be breaking the law

Can't go into work because you're watching the kids due to school cancellations this week? How about an elderly family member whose care center has been closed? If you live in Minneapolis or St. Paul, you may still be entitled to your normal wages.

January 30, 2019

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