Tuesday, October 27, 2015

New Survey of Small Business Shows Many Support Federal Job Quality Improvements

A new report from the Main Street Alliance surveyed over 1000 businesses from 9 states to get their feedback on a variety of public policies. Among other findings, a majority of businesses supported a federal paid family leave policy and a national earned sick days policy.

From the report summary:

JOB QUALITY and WORKPLACE ISSUES
  • Paid family leave. While a majority don’t currently offer paid family leave, most small business owners surveyed support a national paid family and medical leave program.
  • Earned paid sick days. While just over half don’t currently offer earned paid sick days to their employees, a majority of small business owners surveyed support a national earned paid sick days policy, like the Healthy Families Act.
  • Raising the minimum wage. An overwhelming majority believe that anyone working full-time deserves to be out of poverty.
Read the full report here.

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