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Resource Library: Paid Sick Days

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Paid Sick Days Statutes

CHART | A detailed summary of existing paid sick days laws.


Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence Need Paid Safe Days

FACT SHEET | On the need for the country's workplace policies to provide domestic and sexual violence survivors the support and job protection they need to recover - through a paid sick and safe days standard.


Family Caregivers Need Paid Sick Days

FACT SHEET | Many family caregivers are struggling to manage both their caregiving responsibilities and the jobs they need to support their families because they lack access to basic workplace supports.


The Healthy Families Act Fact Sheet

FACT SHEET | The Healthy Families Act would set a national paid sick days standard – a critical step toward meeting the health and financial needs of working families.


A Better Balance "Ideas-to-Action" Guide: Examples from the New York City Paid Sick Time Campaign

As families across the United States prepare for a new school year, work-family advocates have a timely opportunity to draw attention to the need for paid sick time. This document includes ideas for back-to-school actions concerning paid sick time, as well as examples from successful paid sick time campaigns in New York City.


Healthy Kids, Healthy Schools: The Case for a National Paid Sick Days Standard

FACT SHEET | Both parents and educators know firsthand the importance of keeping children healthy, and access to paid sick days for parents can make a real difference.


Paid Sick Days: Busting Common Myths With Facts and Evidence

FACT SHEET | Evidence from existing paid sick days laws dispels myths and misconceptions about the effects of paid sick days laws and, along with growing public demand and continued state and local advancements, paves the way toward a much-needed national standard.


Paid Sick Days Lead to Cost Savings for All

FACT SHEET | A fact sheet on how paid sick days lead to reduced government spending, savings for employers, economic security for families and a stronger economy.


Latinos and Their Families Need Paid Sick Days

FACT SHEET | Fourteen million Latino workers in the United States are unable to earn a single paid sick day, forcing them to choose between their health or the health of their families and their economic security when they get sick or need to care for a sick loved one.


Latino Workers and Their Families Need Paid Sick Days

FACT SHEET | Fourteen million Latino workers in the United States are unable to earn a single paid sick day, forcing them to choose between their health or the health of their families and their economic security when they get sick or need to care for a sick loved one.


African Americans and Their Families Need Paid Sick Days

FACT SHEET | Everyone gets sick, and everyone needs time to recover. Yet more than 7.3 million black workers – nearly 40 percent of black workers – in the United States cannot earn a single paid sick day.


Paid Sick Days: Low Cost, High Reward for Workers, Families and Communities

FACT SHEET | A growing body of evidence assessing existing laws shows that paid sick days make business and economic sense.


Connecticut

Connecticut is Leading the Way Toward a National Paid Sick Days Standard


New Jersey

Nine Cities in New Jersey are Leading the Way Toward State and National Paid Sick Days Standards


California

California is Leading the Way Toward a National Paid Sick Days Standard


Washington

Seattle and Tacoma are Leading the Way Toward State and National Paid Sick Days Standards


Healthy Families Act Coalition Letter to Congress

A 2016 letter urging members of Congress to establish a national paid sick days standard that would help working families meet their health and financial needs, while boosting business productivity and improving worker retention.


Model Earned Paid Sick and Safe Time Legislation

A Bill to Be Entitled “The Healthy Families and Workplaces Act”


Women of Color Need a Paid Sick Days Standard

FACT SHEET | For women - and particularly for women of color - the inability to earn paid sick days can have devastating consequences.


Montana

Montanans Need Paid Sick Days


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