Work & Family Policy Database
The Paid Sick Leave Act
Subject: Paid Sick Days, Job-Protected Leave, Domestic Violence and the Workplace
Bill: H.B. 5625
Sponsor: Ananich (D)
Date Introduced: 05/15/2012
Read and referred to House Committee on Commerce: 05/15/2012
Guarantees workers one hour of paid sick and safe leave for every 30 hours worked, up to 40 hours annually for workers in businesses with fewer than ten employees and up to 72 hours annually for workers in larger businesses.
The leave may be used for the worker’s own health condition, medical appointment or preventive care or for those of a family member. It may also be used to obtain medical, legal or other services needed as a result of domestic violence or sexual assault.
“Family member” is defined as a worker’s child, grandchild, parent, grandparent, sibling, spouse; the child, grandchild, parent, grandparent or sibling of the worker’s spouse; or any other individual related by blood or affinity.
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