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Resource Library: Paid Sick Days

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Oklahomans Need Paid Sick Days


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


Arizonans Need Paid Sick Days


Utahans Need Paid Sick Days


Floridians Need Paid Sick Days

New Mexico

New Mexicans Need Paid Sick Days


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


Kansans Need Paid Sick Days

West Virginia

West Virginians Need Paid Sick Days

New Hampshire

New Hampshirites Need Paid Sick Days


Illinoisans Need Paid Sick Days


Montgomery County is Leading the Way Toward State and National Paid Sick Days Standards


Louisianans Need Paid Sick Days

Connecticut’s Paid Sick Days Law Did Not Harm Employment

SNAPSHOT | Since Connecticut’s law took effect in 2012, the rate of job growth overall and in the leisure and hospitality industry – the sector most impacted by the law – has been stronger than in prior years.

Protect Philadelphia Paid Sick Days Sample Action Alert

A sample email action alert about the effort to preempt paid sick days in Philadelphia.

Workers' Access to Paid Sick Days in the States

An analysis of workers' access to paid sick days by state conducted by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) in collaboration with the National Partnership.

Healthy Families Act Coalition Letter to Congress

A 2015 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.

Paid Sick Days -- Teleconference Recording -- Senator Murray -- April 23, 2015

Senator Murray discusses the next steps for the Healthy Families Act, April 23, 2015.

Understanding Worker Leave Policies: An Overview

A summary of three types of public leave policies that address the health and caregiving needs of today's working families - unpaid FMLA leave, paid family and medical leave, and paid sick and safe days.

Expecting Better: A State-by-State Analysis of Laws That Help New Parents (2014)

REPORT | Expecting Better is a comprehensive analysis of state laws and regulations governing paid leave and workplace rights for new parents in the United States.

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