Friday, November 13, 2009

White House Supports Paid Sick Leave Bill

The H1N1 pandemic is raising concerns about employees reporting to work sick and spreading the new flu strain. The pandemic has given momentum to efforts to enact federal legislation that would guarantee paid sick days to tens of millions of workers. Those legislative efforts received added momentum on Tuesday when the Obama administration backed the Healthy Families Act, which would guarantee seven sick days a year to workers in companies with 15 or more employees.