Tag Archives: Paid sick leave

Drive to ban mandated paid sick days is an attack on democracy

Drive to ban mandated paid sick days is an attack on democracy
Despite the clear public benefit of paid sick days, a new, troubling backlash is occurring at the state level, urged on by lobbying groups such as the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), which promotes conservative legislation at the state level, and the National Restaurant Association. These organizations are pushing legislatures and governors to enact pre-emption (or kill-shot) laws to bar cities and counties from passing paid ... Read more

Here’s Why This City’s Businesses Love Its Paid Sick Days Law

Here’s Why This City’s Businesses Love Its Paid Sick Days Law
The majority of Seattle businesses support the paid sick leave requirement that went into effect in September of 2012 and report few, if any, costs or challenges, according to a new audit from the Seattle Office of the City Auditor with help from the University of Washington. The audit found that 70 percent of employers in the city support the law, with 45 percent saying they are very supportive. This held true for businesses of all sizes. ... Read more