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Advocates Back Paid Sick Leave, But Opponents Won’t Cough It Up

If you’ve ever seen your waiter sneeze, you may have asked for a different server. If you’ve seen one sneeze repeatedly, you might wonder why he’s still at work, serving tainted food. See, most restaurant workers don’t get paid when

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Jersey City passes 7th paid sick days law in US – will Tacoma be next?

Yesterday, Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop signed paid sick days legislation into law that ensures businesses with 10 or more employees will offer up to five paid sick days a year to their employees. Businesses with fewer than 10 employees can

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California to consider law protecting worker’s right to take paid family leave

Unlike most workers in Washington state, workers in California can take paid family leave when welcoming a new baby, providing care for a seriously ill family member, or recovering from their own serious health condition. California’s legislature made this possible

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Paid sick days status report: Updates from around the country

Progress doesn’t happen in a moment, it happens in a movement – and the movement to safeguard public health and provide basic financial security for workers is picking up steam. Across the country, grassroots organization, civic engagement, and a whole lot of

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Business leaders and local communities see better economy when minimum wage improves

The head of the Greater New York Chamber of Commerce and an executive of big-box wholesaler Costco endorsed a minimum wage increase just last week. John Levesque, editor of Seattle Business magazine, wrote in favor of the idea earlier this

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Paid sick days: Healthy, responsible prevention for Washington

Paid time off from work to recover from illness, care for a sick child, or see a doctor is a prerequisite for healthy workers and businesses, public health, family economic security, and even children’s success in school. Yet four in

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Seattle City Councilmember Nick Licata on economists backing paid sick leave legislation

Via Seattle Coalition for a Healthy Workforce: City Councilmember Licata released the following statement today on a letter received from the state’s leading economists on the merits of paid sick leave legislation: “Our state’s prominent economists today sent a letter

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A big fish tale: Paid sick days opponents rely on misleading data and scare tactics

Does anyone else have that uncle who comes home from a fishing trip and tells the story of the one that got away? It’s always the biggest fish you’ve never seen, and it only gets bigger every time he tells

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Why Regulations Can Help Your Business Grow

From BNet: What makes a city a great place to build a business? If your city required every employer to offer paid sick leave and family leave, what would that do to your business? If you think your company would

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Paid sick days: Employers in San Francisco

From the report Evaluating Paid Sick Leave Part 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 |10 In February 2007, San Francisco implemented the nation’s first paid sick days law. It

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