Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Paid (sick) time off?

You've probably heard us talking about the movement to require businesses of any size to provide paid sick days for their employees. That movement appears to be gaining momentum, as twelve states now have active legislation for such leave. On the federal level, The Healthy Families Act has seen life in several sessions of Congress. Presently it is in committee for both Houses of Congress (i.e., it's in the first stages of the legislative process).

You can track your state's legislation and activity on this subject through the National Partnership for Women and Families. Regardless of your stance on paid sick time, the NPWF's website keeps tabs on the latest developments and provides easy monitoring of each state's and, in some cases, city's, status on the legislation.

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