Work & Family Policy Database
Paid Sick and Safe Leave
Subject: Paid Sick Days, Job-Protected Leave, Domestic Violence
Bill: H.B. 2089/S.B. 2507
Sponsor: Takumi (D)/Hee (D)
Date Introduced: 01/20/2012
Referred to House Committees on Economic Revitalization and Business; Finance; and Labor and Public Employment: 01/20/2012
Referred to Senate Committees on Judiciary and Labor; and Ways and Means: 01/23/2012
Passed House Committee on Labor and Public Employment: 01/31/2012
Hearings in House Committee on Economic Revitalization & Business and Senate Committee on Judiciary and Labor: 02/09/2012
Passed Senate Committee on Judiciary and Labor with amendments: 02/09/2012
Guarantees a minimum of one hour of paid sick and safe leave for every 30 hours worked, up to 40 hours per year for businesses with fewer than ten employees and 72 hours per year for all other businesses.
Workers may use the leave to care for themselves or a family member who is ill, needs medical care or is a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking.
“Family member” is defined as a child, parent, spouse or civil union partner, grandparent, grandchild, sibling or any other individual related by blood or affinity.
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