Tuesday, February 13
9:30 AM, Interviews with Experts & Workers Who Have No Paid Sick Days
10 AM, HELP Committee Hearing on Healthy Families Act
430 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington, DC
In addition to Ness, witnesses will include Dr. Rajiv Bhatia, MD, MPH, of the San Francisco Department of Health; Heidi I. Hartmann, PHD, of the Institute for Women’s Policy Research; and Dr. Jody Heymann, MD, PHD, of Harvard and McGill Universities.
The Healthy Families Act applies to employers with 15 or more employees, guaranteeing seven paid sick days annually to address an employee’s short-term medical needs; an employee’s doctor’s appointment, or other preventative or diagnostic treatment; and to care for a family member with comparable needs. It provides pro-rated leave for part-time employees.
The National Partnership for Women & Families is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy group dedicated to promoting fairness in the workplace, access to quality health care and policies that help women and men meet the dual demands of work and family. More information is available at www.NationalPartnership.org.