Work & Family Policy Database
Middle Class Jobs Act (includes Healthy Families, Healthy Workplaces Act)
Subject: Paid Sick Days, Job-Protected Leave, Same Sex Partners and Leave, Other
Bill: H.F. 2446
Sponsor: Winkler (D)
Date Introduced: 02/22/2012
Referred to Committee on Jobs and Economic Development Finance: 02/22/2012
Among other provisions in this omnibus bill is a provision that would allow eligible workers to earn paid sick time to recover from a health condition or seek medical care; care for an ill family member; or obtain care or services necessitated by domestic abuse, sexual assault or stalking. Workers may take the leave to care for a spouse, child, parent, grandparent or “extended family member,” which is defined as any other individual related by blood or affinity whose close association with the worker is the equivalent of a family relationship.
Workers employed in a business with between 15 and 50 employees would accrue one hour of paid sick leave for every 80 hours worked, up to 26 hours annually. Workers employed in a business with more than 50 employees would accrue one hour of paid sick leave for every 40 hours worked, up to 52 hours annually.
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