Tag "Paid Sick Days"

Bureau of Labor Statistics data confirm value of paid sick days

How much does it cost to provide paid sick days? Pennies per hour, according to the government’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. The BLS estimates a cost of 23 cents per employee hour across all workers who receive sick leave— less

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Disappointment on paid sick days bill in Maine

After Maine’s paid sick days bill was reintroduced this winter, it seemed like momentum was on the side of passage. Activists, including public health experts, parents, workers, and business owners, conducted a months-long, spirited campaign to educate the public and

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Wisconsin Supreme Court accepts paid sick days case

Just a quick update from Wisconsin: The Wisconsin state supreme court agreed yesterday to hear the case challenging the Milwaukee paid sick days ordinance, however, no court date has been announced yet. A summary of the case that is before

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NYC paid sick days bill to be reintroduced March 25

The New York State Paid Family Leave Coalition, the Family Values @ Work member coalition in New York, is co-hosting an event on Thursday, March 25 at noon, to celebrate the reintroduction of the Paid Sick Time Act in the

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Business owners speak up for paid sick days

Why do many business owners support paid sick days? Because when employees can’t afford to care for themselves or a loved one, businesses end up with sicker, less productive employees and a less stable office. And, more people lose their

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New Yorkers gather for paid sick days ordinance

New York Paid Family Leave Coalition members will gather on Wednesday, March 3, 2010, on the steps of New York City Hall to announce the introduction of a proposed paid sick days ordinance. The event will begin at 12 noon

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New Surveys Show Restaurant Workers Must Work Sick or Lose Pay

A new set of surveys and a national report from Restaurant Opportunities Centers United show that although the restaurant industry continues to prosper—even in the face of the economic crisis—most workers are still being denied the family-supporting policies that would

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Milwaukee Paid Sick Days Ordinance Continues Its Journey Through the Courts

Activists in the paid sick days fight in Milwaukee are continuing to organize as the legal battle makes its way to the State Supreme Court. On February 18, the Wisconsin State Court of Appeals sent the legal challenge to Milwaukee’s

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Maine’s Paid Sick Days Bill Debated

Sarah Standiford, head of Maine’s paid sick days coalition, very ably debated a business lobbyist on Maine Public Broadcasting Network’s “Maine Watch” last week on the issue of paid sick days. Follow the link to the February 5 program and

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Follow the New York Campaigns on Facebook and Twitter

You can now follow the New York paid sick days and family leave insurance campaigns on Facebook and Twitter. Check the campaigns out at: Time to Care NY on Twitter New Yorkers Deserve Paid Sick Days on Facebook

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