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.
The 2010 Affordable Care Act (ACA) breastfeeding protections establish the rights of new mothers who are nonexempt employees to reasonable break times and private space to express breast milk at work until a child is one year of age.
In Connecticut, 37 percent of the percent of the private sector workforce, or 471,000 workers, lack access to paid sick days.
Before the Public Health and Human Services Committee Philadelphia City Council, Regarding Bill No. 080474, “Promoting Healthy Families and Workplaces”
This study examines the effects of San Francisco’s recent paid sick days legislation on employees and employers.
Social Security is the bedrock of retirement income for older Americans. IWPR analysis of the 2010 Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement (ASEC) shows that Social Security remains the largest source of income for older Americans.
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.
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.