Work & Family Policy Database
Subject: Paid Sick Days, Domestic Violence and the Workplace
Bill: H.R. 356
Sponsor: Pearson (P)
Date Introduced: 02/24/2011, carried over to 2012 session.
To House Committee on General, Housing and Military Affairs: 02/25/2011
Allows all workers to earn one hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked, up to 56 hours annually.
Workers may use the leave to recover from an illness or injury, care for a sick family member or seek medical care for themselves or a family member. Workers may also use the leave to obtain medical care or social or legal services related to domestic or sexual violence.
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