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Denver to decide on mandatory-sick-leave measure

Denver voters will decide tomorrow whether city businesses should be required to offer paid sick leave. Initiative 300 seeks to require businesses to offer one hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked with a cap of 9 sick days a year. Business groups  oppose it, saying it would be a costly that would… Continue Reading Denver to decide on mandatory-sick-leave measure

In an effort to build opposition to a proposed Denver ballot measure that would mandate paid sick time for employees, the Employment Policies Institute has conducted a study about views on employee sick time. The study results: Most people know that workers use sick leave as vacation time. The institute is opposed to paid-sick-day policies,… Continue Reading Study: People using sick leave as vacation time

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Battle over sick leave heating up

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For the second year in a row, Congress is considering a federal paid sick leave policy. Known as the Healthy Families Act, the bill requires any employer with more than 15 workers to provide seven days of sick leave. The bill targets low- and middle-wage employees such as retail, grocery store and restaurant workers. Nearly… Continue Reading Battle over sick leave heating up

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