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How Workplace Leave Policies Support National Health Care Transformation Health care providers and systems, policymakers and purchasers are working to promote the effective and efficient use of health care services, improve quality, and reduce overall health care costs. Reimagining and reshaping health care through delivery system reforms and quality improvements are key components of health care transformation.
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A BILL To allow Americans to earn paid sick time so that they can address their own health needs and the health needs of their families.
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How important is it to you that Congress and the President consider new laws to help keep working families economically secure, including ensuring workers the right to earn paid sick days and creating a system of family and medical leave insurance - very important, somewhat important, not too important, or not important at all?
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Nearly one in two people in the United States have a chronic medical condition that requires regular care1 - and chronic conditions are becoming more prevalent. At the same time, more than 40 million U.S. workers don't have access to paid sick days to recover from illness, care for a sick family member, or manage chronic illnesses.
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Businesses benefit when their employees have access to paid sick days. When sick workers are able to stay home, the spread of disease slows and workplaces are both healthier and more productive. Plus, workers recover faster from illness and obtain timely medical care - enabling them to get back to work sooner and holding down health care costs.
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Across the political spectrum, more of our nation’s leaders acknowledge that 21st century families face significant challenges in meeting their responsibilities at home and on the job.
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The American Productivity Audit (APA) is a telephone survey of a random sample of 28,902 U.S. workers designed to quantify the impact of health conditions on work. Lost productive time (LPT) was measured for personal and family health reasons and expressed in hours and dollars.
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A 2011 letter urging members of Congress to establish a national paid sick days standard that would help working families meet their health and financial needs, while boosting business productivity and improving worker retention.
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On July 5th, 2011, Connecticut became the first state to pass a law giving many workers the right to earn paid sick days.
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Workers without paid sick days face an impossible choice when illness strikes. Either they go to work sick (or send a sick child to school or daycare) — or they stay home, lose pay, and risk job loss or workplace discipline.
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Paid sick days victories in Philadelphia and Connecticut confirms recent polling results: there is deep and unwavering geographic and key demographic group support for legislation that guarantees all citizens the opportunity to earn paid sick days from their employers
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Millions of Americans who are elderly, disabled, or chronically ill rely on family caregivers, as do our nation's children. Many of these family caregivers are struggling to manage both their caregiving responsibilities and the jobs they need to support their families.
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Nationwide, nearly forty percent of workers—and more than half of Hispanic workers—lack access to paid time off from work when they are ill. Passing the Healthy Families Act, proposed federal legislation that would give workers access to paid sick time, would provide paid sick days access to an additional 30 million workers, including an additional 5.6 million Latino workers.
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Key findings from the 2010 NORC/Public Welfare Foundation national survey on Paid Sick Days
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This guide provides step-by-step instructions for extracting data from the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages on the BLS website.
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Estimate the cost and savings of a minimum paid sick days standard
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Calculate the number and percentage of workers in your state by establishment size
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The 111th Congress Work and Family Agenda focuses on three areas: 1. Guaranteeing workers paid sick days for short-term, common illnesses; 2. Guaranteeing workers paid family and medical leave to care for longer-term, serious health conditions and to bond with new children; and 3. Correcting and expanding the FMLA to cover more workers.
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