A new analysis from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) reveals that, after correcting for job tenure requirements imposed by employers, the estimated number of employees who can access paid sick days decreases noticeably. In 2010, 4.2 million employees were hypothetically eligible for paid sick days but in reality lacked access due to short job tenure. When accounting for those employees, only 58 percent of private sector employees in the U.S. had access to paid sick days in 2010 (see Table 1). A total of 44 million private sector employees lacked access to paid sick days.