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Using the parameters of the bill and publicly available data, the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) estimated the anticipated costs and some of the anticipated benefits of the proposed legislation using data collected by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and the U.S. Census Bureau.
The gender wage gap in the United States has not seen significant improvement in recent years, and remains a reality for women across racial and ethnic groups.
This report provides critical data to identify both areas of progress for women in North Carolina and places where additional improvements are still needed.
The briefing paper uses data collected by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Oregon Public Health Division, and the U.S. Census Bureau to evaluate costs and benefits of Portland’s “Protected Sick Time Act.”
Testimony Before the Public Health and Human Services Committee of the Philadelphia City Council regarding Bill 130004, Promoting Healthy Families and Workplaces
Our data reveals that approximately 182,600 Philadelphia workers currently lack paid sick days.
Our analysis shows that if SB 698 is enacted as drafted with maximum coverage for all workers, it will create modest cost-savings for employers. Employers are projected to see the cost of implementing this new policy defrayed by a reduction in costs associated with employee turnover and reduced contagion of communicable diseases
Paid Sick Days in Philadelphia Would Lower Health Care Costs by Reducing Unnecessary Emergency Department Visits
Thirty-four percent of Philadelphia private-sector employees, or approximately 182,629 workers, lack access to paid sick days.
Policymakers across the country are increasingly interested in ensuring that workers can take paid time off when they are sick.
Women in the Greensboro area, and in North Carolina as a whole, have made much progress during the last few decades. The majority of women work—many in professional jobs—and women are essential to the economic health of their communities.