Work & Family Policy Database
An Act Providing for Paid Sick Leave for Certain Employees
Subject: Paid Sick Days, Job-Protected Leave, Domestic Violence and the Workplace
Bill: H.B. 1477
Sponsor: Gergely (D)
Date Introduced: 05/05/2011, carried over to 2012 session.
Referred to House Committee on Labor and Industry: 05/05/2011
Guarantees workers one hour of paid sick leave for every 40 hours worked, up to 52 hours per year. Workers in businesses with fewer than 10 employees are guaranteed one hour of leave for every 80 hours worked, up to 26 hours per year. Workers may use the leave to attend to their own illness, injury or health condition; to care for an ill or injured family member; or to deal with the effects of domestic or sexual violence or stalking.
Workers may take the leave to care for a spouse, child, parent, grandparent, extended family member or any other individual related by blood or affinity.
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