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Changes Proposed to Federal Family Leave Act

The Labor Department announced proposed changes to regulations governing the Family and Medical Leave Act. If approved, the changes would be the first in more than a decade to regulations that give workers unpaid leave to deal with family or

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Amy Hagopian: The cost of presenteeism to our businesses and economy

Amy Hagopian: The cost of presenteeism to our businesses and economy

January 30, 2006

Testimony of Amy Hagopian, MHA, PhD For Washington State HB 2777, SB 6592 I am a faculty member in the School of Public Health at the University of Washington, where I teach evaluation, policy, community development, and international health. I

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Lynn B. Wirta: The benefits of paid sick days for parents and children

Lynn B. Wirta: The benefits of paid sick days for parents and children

January 30, 2006

Testimony from Lynn B. Wirta, Executive Director, Small Faces Child Development Center For HB 2777 to Establish Paid Sick Leave Thank you for holding hearings today on this important topic. I’m Lynn Wirta, Executive Director of Small Faces Child Development

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Paid Sick Leave: Benefits for Public Health

Paid Sick Leave: Benefits for Public Health

January 2, 2006

Paid sick leave is an important public health policy as outlined in the fact sheet. Two key examples of benefits to public health include: 1. Workers regain their health more quickly. 2. Workers avoid spreading disease to their co-workers.  

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Paid Sick Leave: Benefits for Businesses

Paid Sick Leave: Benefits for Businesses

January 2, 2006

Paid sick days are not only good for the health and well-being of workers, they are also good for businesses. Paid sick days have multiple benefits outlined on the fact sheet.                  

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Paid Sick Leave: Benefits for Families

Paid Sick Leave: Benefits for Families

January 2, 2006

Paid sick leave is a valuable public health measure for families, but more than 1 million workers in Washington have no paid sick days to care for their own illness or a sick child or parent. As good public health

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The Facts About Sick Leave for Washington Workers

The Facts About Sick Leave for Washington Workers

January 2, 2006

This graphical fact sheet looks at current paid sick leave policies for different categories of Washington workers: field type, part-time/full-time, and working mothers.                      

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Paid Sick Leave Standards for Washington

Paid Sick Leave Standards for Washington

December 1, 2005

This fact sheet contains information on the benefits and statistics facing the paid sick day policy debate.                        

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Minimum Paid Leave Discussion Brief

Minimum Paid Leave Discussion Brief

November 1, 2003

Paid leave from work contributes significantly to workers’ ability to maintain their own health, care for their families, and maintain financial stability, as well as to remain productive members of the workforce. Workers without access to paid leave have little

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