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Research Library: Paid Sick Days

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Expecting Better: A State-by-State Analysis of Laws That Help New Parents (2012)

Across the political spectrum, more of our nation’s leaders acknowledge that 21st century families face significant challenges in meeting their responsibilities at home and on the job.


Section-by-Section Analysis of Model Legislation

The statute will use existing state definitions of employer, employee, domestic violence, stalking, and sexual assault.


Lost Productive Work Time Costs From Health Conditions in the United States: Results From the American Productivity Audit

The American Productivity Audit (APA) is a telephone survey of a random sample of 28,902 U.S. workers designed to quantify the impact of health conditions on work. Lost productive time (LPT) was measured for personal and family health reasons and expressed in hours and dollars.


Healthy Families Act Coalition Letter to Congress

A 2011 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.


Poll: Survey Findings On Connecticut Paid Sick Leave Law

On July 5th, 2011, Connecticut became the first state to pass a law giving many workers the right to earn paid sick days.


New York City: Ideas for Action

Paid Sick Time and the New School Year: Ideas for Public Education and Organizing Actions


Briefing Book on Establishing a Paid Sick Days Standard

Workers without paid sick days face an impossible choice when illness strikes. Either they go to work sick (or send a sick child to school or daycare) — or they stay home, lose pay, and risk job loss or workplace discipline.


Poll: Findings and Political Implications for Paid Sick Day Legislation

Paid sick days victories in Philadelphia and Connecticut confirms recent polling results: there is deep and unwavering geographic and key demographic group support for legislation that guarantees all citizens the opportunity to earn paid sick days from their employers


Paid Sick Days & Kentucky

More than 650,000 Kentucky workers - about 48 percent of the state's private sector workforce - are not able to take a paid sick day when they are ill.


Paid Sick Days & Delaware

Nearly 140,000 Delaware workers - about 43 percent of the state's private-sector workforce - are not able to take a paid sick day when they are ill.


Paid Sick Days & Indiana

Nearly 1.08 million Indiana workers - about 46 percent of the state's private-sector workforce - are not able to take a paid sick day when they are ill.


Paid Sick Days & Hawaii

More than 170,000 Hawaii workers - about 43 percent of the state's private-sector workforce - are not able to take a paid sick day when they are ill.


Paid Sick Days in California

More than 4.6 million California workers - about 39 percent of the state's private-sector workforce - are not able to take a paid sick day when they are ill.


Paid Sick Days & New Mexico

More than 255,000 New Mexico workers - about 44 percent of the state's private-sector workforce - are not able to take a paid sick day when they are ill.


Paid Sick Days & Ohio

More than 1.8 million Ohio workers - about 45 percent of the state's private sector workforce - are not able to take a paid sick day when they are ill.


Paid Sick Days & Wisconsin

More than one million Wisconsin workers - about 46 percent of the state's private-sector workforce - are not able to take a paid sick day when they are ill.


Paid Sick Days & Colorado

Nearly 740,000 Colorado workers - about 41 percent of the state's private sector workforce - are not able to take a paid sick day when they are ill.


Paid Sick Days & Alaska

More than 90,000 Alaska workers - about 42 percent of the state's private-sector workforce - are not able to take a paid sick day when they are ill.


Paid Sick Days & Rhode Island

150,000 Rhode Island workers - about 38 percent of the state's private-sector workforce - are not able to take a paid sick day when they are ill.


Paid Sick Days & Florida

More than 2.6 million Florida workers - about 45 percent of the state's private-sector workforce - are not able to take a paid sick day when they are ill.


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