Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Why One Business Provides Paid Sick Days

In Philadelphia, two out of every five private employees do not have the opportunity to earn any paid sick days. With so many employees working without the time to recover from an illness, seek medical care, or care for a loved one, it is important to hear from employers that provide paid sick days as a tool to help their employees and their bottom line.

“We believe we have a responsibility to do so for our employees. We believe it keeps them healthier, less stressed and, therefore, more productive. We believe that it keeps us competitive as an employer, contributes to employee loyalty and, thereby cuts down on turn-over. Finally, we believe it is the right thing to do and good business to do so.” 

– Natalie Levkovich , Executive Director of the Health Federation of Philadelphia, when asked why the Health Federation offers their employees paid sick days.

Are you an employer that provides paid sick days to your employees? Would you like to share your experience of how this has helped your business? If so, please contact Kate Scully at policy@pathwayspa.org or 610-543-5022 x 255.

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