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Bill Requiring Sick Leave Is Approved in Jersey City

JERSEY CITY — This city, the second largest in New Jersey, has passed legislation requiring businesses to offer employees paid sick leave. The City Council here passed the bill on Wednesday night by a 7-to-1 vote. Mayor Steven Fulop, a

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JERSEY CITY BECOMES SIXTH CITY IN US WITH SICK DAYS LAW

Ordinance First of its Kind in New Jersey; Newark Earned Sick Days Legislation Expected Early October as Momentum Builds Statewide

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Michelle’s Story

“No one should have to choose between taking care of their family or being able to work enough to provide the basics.”

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Manuel’s Story

“Virtually from the accident until I was rehabilitated I worked and there was not a day where I could rest and count on getting paid.”

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In Newark, Letting Sick Workers Stay Home

Workers in Newark shouldn’t have to choose between coming to work sick or losing a day’s pay — or worse yet, their job. Every year, Americans hear the same recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Anyone with

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D.C. Council May Expand Paid Sick Leave Law

Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post – Losia Nyankale has two young children and has lost money staying home to care for a sick child. In D.C., restaurant hourly employees are not eligible for paid sick leave, not even for the few

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California Shows Leadership on Paid Family Leave Once Again

Bill to expand definition of family reflects California’s multi-generational families.

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Desiree’s Story

“For those of us with chronic illnesses, one day off might make all the difference in the world. When I have a migraine, I cannot function. I forget simple words, and just can’t concentrate . . . What use am I to my employer when I feel like that?

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Ashley’s Story

I have never called out sick from work [even when I’ve needed to] because I have been afraid that my trusting relationship with my employer would fade . . . that [they] would assume I was lying, and consider me to be unreliable

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