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Workers rally for paid sick leave in Westchester

Workers in Westchester rallied Monday afternoon in support of paid sick leave. Labor leaders say 125,000 employees in the county do not have it.

May 21, 2018

New study boosts local campaign for paid sick leave

The Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) has released a new study which finds that approximately 39 percent of San Antonio workers lack paid sick leave, a figure which puts San Antonio above the estimated national average of 36 percent.

May 19, 2018

Should Texas Workers Be Guaranteed Paid Sick Leave?

Ale Tierra-Williams, a San Antonio-based cook, says the issue is not only a professional concern but also a matter of public health. "The thing is that I work in the service industry so I cannot be at work if I'm sick," she says. "So that will be, for me, it's losing hours, losing money and possibly getting fired. It's that serious."

May 16, 2018

Here's Who Paid Sick Leave in Dallas Would Help

This spring, as workers' rights advocates began their push for mandatory paid sick leave for every worker employed in Dallas, one of the biggest questions that bubbled to the surface is just how many people in the city need paid sick leave.

May 11, 2018

Have questions about how N.J.'s new paid sick leave law will work? Here's what you need to know.

While there will be some cost to employers, research shows that the benefits of paid sick leave laws far outweigh the costs. Benefits include reduced employee turnover (and the subsequent reduced cost of hiring and training new employees), higher productivity and morale, and better public health.

May 6, 2018

How NYC's Paid Leave Expansion Helps Survivors Of Abuse

"No one should be forced to choose between earning a living, or safety for oneself and children," wrote [New York City] First Lady Chirlane McCray, a co-chair of the Commission on Gender Equality, in an emailed statement to Refinery29.

May 3, 2018

Dallas Groups Push for Paid Sick Leave

Several organizations and two council members are pushing for paid sick leave to be mandatory for workers in Dallas.

April 24, 2018

Union Coalition Fighting to Get Paid Sick Time on the Ballot in SA

A coalition of labor and community groups including the Texas AFL-CIO wants San Antonio voters to decide whether the city should require businesses to give workers paid sick leave.

April 17, 2018

Flu season dilemma for many in Cincinnati, U.S.: Staying home from work means no sick pay

Requiring paid sick leave for all workers could help the nation better cope with public-health problems such as flu, some analysts say.

February 14, 2018

Millions of Americans can't stay home with the flu, so it spreads

For 20 million Americans, staying home sick is a luxury. Every year, that many people go to work with a virus or infection because they don’t have paid sick leave, even though research shows that staying home prevents the flu from spreading.

February 13, 2018

Sick days not an option for some

If this season's widespread flu outbreak has hit you, you should stay home to rest and avoid spreading it to others. But, for those who don't have paid sick days or any job-protected leave, that might not be an option.

February 7, 2018

The Flu Is Awful, a Lack of Sick Leave Is Worse

Access to paid sick leave decreases the probability of job separation, and making coverage universal could substantially reduce medical costs, particularly those paid by public health insurance programs.

February 5, 2018

Now's the time to speak up on sick leave, mayor: A flu outbreak is exactly when New Yorkers need to be reminded of their rights

[I]f you have flu symptoms, you should stay home — and if your child is sick, you shouldn’t send him or her to school. Thanks to New York City’s paid sick leave law, we can all do that.

January 29, 2018

Sick leave law may boost public health

Public health risks are compounded when staff bring bugs to work because they can't afford to take a sick day.

January 8, 2018

When my wife had a stroke, I learned how awful US sick leave was

[W]hen I looked up requirements for companies to offer sick leave in the United States, I was shocked.

January 3, 2018

What's New In 2018? Here's A Brief Tour Of State Laws Now In Effect

Washington on Monday became the seventh state — in addition to Washington, D.C. — to require employers to offer paid sick leave to their workers.

January 1, 2018

Readers' View: All workers deserve paid sick days

As small-business owners just getting off the ground, we couldn't be more supportive of the Duluth City Council enacting a strong earned-sick-and-safe-time ordinance.

December 13, 2017

The new year brings a state wage increase and paid sick leave for all employees

The minimum wage in Washington will go up once again and all employees will be able to receive paid sick leave by the beginning of next year.

December 4, 2017

Huge crowd cheers as Morristown council refuses to change paid sick time measure

An overflow crowd cheered on Tuesday when the Morristown council voted against tweaking an ordinance that requires local employers to provide paid sick days to workers who earn them.

November 22, 2017

If You’re Sick, Stay Away From Work. If You Can’t, Here Is What Doctors Advise.

It’s clear on which side doctors come down: They say workers with the flu or a cold should use sick days far more often than they do. Though millions of Americans don’t get paid time off when they’re sick, those who do have the option often don’t take it.

November 13, 2017
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