National Partnership for Women & Families

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The Urgent Need for Paid Sick Days

The Benefits of Paid Sick Days

The U.S. Public Strongly Supports Paid Sick Days

  • Public demand and legislative victories have inspired employers and lawmakers to better understand and adopt paid sick days policies. More than 33 million private sector workers are now legally protected by paid sick days laws. And since 2015, the period in which most paid sick days laws have taken effect, national access to paid sick days has increased by seven percentage points.

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