Publications

Valuing Good Health in Connecticut: The Costs and Benefits of Paid Sick Days

Policymakers across the country are increasingly interested in ensuring that workers have paid sick days. In addition to concerns about workers' ability to respond to their own health needs, there is growing recognition that, which so many dual-earner and single-parent families, family members' health needs can be address only by workers taking time from their…

The Costs and Benefits of Paid Sick Days

Testimony of Kevin Miller, Ph.D., before the Joint Standing Committee on Labor of the 124th Maine State Legislature regarding L.D. 1665, “An Act to Prevent the Spread of H1N1”

Paid Time Off: The Elements and Prevalence of Consolidated Leave Plans

Paid Time Off (PTO) banks are an alternative to traditional paid leave plans that consolidate multiple types of leave (paid vacation, sick, and personal days) into a single plan. An employer does not designate leave for any particular reason, but instead simply gives employeers one "bucket" of leave. Nearly On in five employees in the…

Valuing Good Health in Massachusetts: The Costs and Benefits of Paid Sick Days

This report uses data collected by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, and the U.S. Census Bureau to evaluate the likely impact of the Massachusetts Act Establishing Earned Paid Sick Time. The study is one of a series of analyses by…