Voters in Denver will consider a referendum on the 2011 ballot regarding the issue of requiring employers to provide paid sick days.
Paid sick days laws, including those in San Francisco, CA, and Washington, DC, as well as many proposed elsewhere and nationally, include anti-retaliation provisions: if an employee uses paid sick days for an appropriate purpose, they cannot be fired, demoted, or otherwise penalized as a result.
In Connecticut, 37 percent of the percent of the private sector workforce, or 471,000 workers, lack access to paid sick days.
This report examines the role of child care as a crucial support for parents who pursue postsecondary education.
44 Million U.S. Workers Lacked Paid Sick Days in 2010: 77 Percent of Food Service Workers Lacked Access
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.
Testimony of Kevin Miller, Ph.D.,Institute for Women’s Policy Research, before the Committee on Higher Education of the New York City Council
Policymakers across the country are increasingly interested in ensuring that workers have paid sick days.
During the recent flu pandemic, workers were urged to stay home when ill. Many employees in the U.S., however, either cannot take leave when they or a child are sick or do not receive pay for doing so.