Seattle Mayor Signs Landmark Paid Sick Days Legislation

From the Seattle Coalition for a Healthy Workforce: Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn signed landmark city legislation into law today, ensuring that hundreds of thousands of people working in Seattle will be able to earn paid sick days on the job. When the new law takes effect next September, an estimated 150,000 workers who previously didContinue reading “Seattle Mayor Signs Landmark Paid Sick Days Legislation”

Sandwich Generation in a Pickle?

Cross-posted from (re-posted from Working Mother Magazine): While all working women would benefit from access to paid sick leave, the latest data from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) shows that 44 million workers in the U.S. did not have access to a single paid sick day during 2010. A growing segment ofContinue reading “Sandwich Generation in a Pickle?”

Business owners agree: Paid sick days help them turn a profit

We’ve pointed out before that a minimum paid sick days standard is good for businesses. It helps keep employees productive, workplaces healthy and businesses profitable – not to mention preserve public health by ensuring sick workers don’t infect others. Well guess what? More than a few business owners agree. In a recent article published inContinue reading “Business owners agree: Paid sick days help them turn a profit”