Work & Family Policy Database
Subject: Paid Sick Days, Job-Protected
Bill: H.B. 341
Sponsor: Takumi (D)
Date Introduced: 01/24/2011, carried over to 2012 session.
Passed House of Representatives: 03/10/2011
Carried Over to 2012 Regular Session: 12/01/2011
Senate Judiciary and Labor Committee Hearing Scheduled for: 03/28/2012
Passed Senate as amended, returned to House: 04/10/2012
House disagreed with Senate amendment, filed notice of disagreement: 04/12/2012
As introduced, this bill would make it unlawful for an employer to bar or discharge from employment, withhold pay from, or demote an employee because the employee uses accrued and available sick leave.
The bill was amended in March 2012 to allow all workers in private-sector businesses with 100 or more employees to earn one hour of sick and safe time for every 40 hours worked, up to 40 hours annually. Workers may use leave to address their own illness, injury or need for care or that of a family member. Leave may also be used when a worker’s place of business or child’s school or daycare is closed by a public health emergency, or to access services related to domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking.
This database provides short summaries of bills and statutes. The summaries are not intended to constitute legal advice. To find out how laws relate to your particular situation, you must contact a lawyer who specializes in employees’ rights, the Labor Department’s Wage and Hour Division (1-866-4USWAGE), your state labor department and/or your union.