Friday, December 7, 2012

Paid Sick Leave Policy in Seattle Reached 3 Month Mark-No Sign of Lost Revenue

Since September 1st, Seattle workers have started to earn paid sick and safe time under a new city law.

City Inside/Out, a Seattle local news program covers both sides of the issue in this show. The bottom line,  as Marilyn Watkins of the Economic Opportunity Institute points out, is that workers have not lost their jobs because they now have the opportunity to earn sick time; there is no evidence workers are abusing the system; and restaurateurs who still fear lost revenue, should not be concerned.

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