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Kiva’s Story

“We want them [back at work] 100% so that they’re not out . . . with a relapse. We want them to be [completely healthy and] the only way they can do that is to take that time and look after themselves.”

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New York diners relax. Paid sick leave is now the law.

It will now be much easier for many New Yorkers to take a sick day from work. Early Thursday, lawmakers overrode a veto by Mayor Michael Bloomberg to pass a law that would require businesses to offer paid sick leave for their

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Paid sick time law passes in NYC, veto overridden

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City is becoming the most populous place in the United States to make businesses provide workers with paid sick time, after lawmakers overrode a mayoral veto early Thursday to pass a law expected to

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How Corporate Giants Try to Suppress Democracy

In response to growing momentum of paid sick days movement, the “other NRA” and ALEC try to restrict what local governments and voters can vote for.

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Shanna’s Story

[In my previous job] you were put in the position of “well it’s your responsibility, we need you, you can’t be sick” . . . if you were sick you couldn’t [take needed time off to get well]. You had to suck it up.

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David’s Story

“I was diagnosed with Aspergers Syndrome [but given the wrong medication] . . . if my mom wouldn’t have taken off of work and stopped giving me those medications, who knows what would have happened to me.“

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REPORT: DC’s Paid Sick Leave Law Had No Negative Effect On Businesses

A new audit of Washington, DC’s paid sick leave law finds that it didn’t discourage business owners from basing their businesses in the city, nor did it encourage them to move to another location, as detractors had warned could happen. The

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Report: Paid sick leave doesn’t scare away new business

An audit of Washington, DC’s paid sick leave program reveals skeptics were wrong about its impact on businesses   The Office of the District of Columbia Auditor released a review of the city’s paid sick leave program and found that the new

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RI Considers Paid Leave for Family Caregivers

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — When Jennifer Marks was pregnant with her son Shawn, her doctor ordered her on bed rest. She lost her job and her family struggled to pay the bills on her husband’s pay as a mechanic. People

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John’s Story

“My union negotiated an eight week family leave which allowed me to stay home with my wife and son for the first eight weeks [after he was born]. I feel as though we bonded in a way that would not have been possible had I only been able to take a few days or week off. The fact that I got to spend the first two months of his life with him 24/7 solidified our relationship.”

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