Saturday, June 4, 2011

Work in Philadelphia and Connecticut is Increasing the Likelihood of Sick Days in New York City

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Sick-pay votes boost bill in NYC

Advocates for a law requiring city businesses to offer their employees paid sick days step up their efforts as similar measures advance in Connecticut and Philadelphia. - By Daniel Massey

Connecticut legislators are about to pass a bill to make their state the first in the nation to require employers to provide workers with paid sick time. And City Council members in Philadelphia are expected to vote Thursday on a bill mandating up to seven paid sick days per year for workers.

With that momentum, advocates in New York City are stepping up efforts to revive a sick-pay bill shelved last year by City Council Speaker Christine Quinn over concerns that it would harm small businesses.

To read the full story, visit http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article/20110603/FREE/110609937.

And let's beat New York by passing sick days first!!

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