Paid Sick Time: Soon To Be Mandated

I don’t have a problem with paid sick time. Every place I have ever worked offered it, at least to full time workers. We offer it at our company even though we only have 13 employees. Most of my clients offer it as well. Research has shown that 80% of employers do so. So I …

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Mandated Paid Sick Time: A New Angle

An article in the Kiplinger Online Newsletter asked the question “Is Paid Sick Leave Coming to Your State?” The opening paragraph states the traditional arguments for and against mandated paid sick leave. “Efforts are growing across the country to require employers to provide paid sick leave for their workers. Advocates say it is both unfair …

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Mandated Sick Days- Kennedy At It Again

Ted Kennedy, the senior senator from Massachusetts, is getting ready to introduce the “Healthy Families Act”, a bill that would require organizations with 15 or more full-time employees to provide at least seven days of paid sick leave every year. Additionally, the bill “also would lock-in existing leave benefits, such as “paid time off” (PTO) …

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