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Sarah Fleisch Fink, General Counsel

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Access to Paid Sick Days Reaches Record High, But Stark Disparities and Threats Persist

July 27, 2018

A record number of people in this country – 71 percent of private sector workers – now have access to paid sick days, but shameful disparities continue.

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Sarah Fleisch Fink, General Counsel

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And Then There Were 10: New Jersey’s New Governor Signs Paid Sick Days Bill Into Law

May 2, 2018

Today, Gov. Phil Murphy signed the Earned Sick and Safe Days Act, making New Jersey the 10th state to enact a paid sick days law and extending the right to earn paid sick days to an additional 1.2 million workers.

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Sarah Fleisch Fink, General Counsel

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First Equal Pay Day of the Year – for Asian Women – Reminds Us That the Wage Gap is Pervasive

Unless Congress enacts legislation that will help all women receive higher wages and remain and succeed in the workforce, women and families, and especially women of color, will continue to suffer – and our economy and nation will pay the price.

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Sarah Fleisch Fink, General Counsel

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Resisting Attacks From Corporate Interests, Advocates in Austin Win Paid Sick Days

February 16, 2018

The Austin City Council approved a paid sick days ordinance this week. When signed into law, the new measure will guarantee paid sick days for more than 210,000 Austinites who currently cannot earn such time.

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Sarah Fleisch Fink, General Counsel

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Persistence Pays Off: Maryland Advocates, Lawmakers Secure Nation’s Ninth Statewide Paid Sick Days Law

January 12, 2018

The Maryland legislature voted to override Gov. Larry Hogan’s veto of the Healthy Working Families Act this week, which means Maryland will soon become the ninth state with a paid sick days law. Hundreds of thousands of Marylanders will gain access to paid sick days.

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Sarah Fleisch Fink, General Counsel

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Paid Sick Days and Paid Leave in the States in 2017

As many federal lawmakers were focused on rolling back and undermining the rights of people across the country this year, some state lawmakers considered bills aimed at helping people.

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