Thursday, February 7, 2008
The Washington, D.C., City Council voted 11-2 on [this past] Tuesday to approve the initial version of a bill that would require all city businesses to provide their workers with paid sick leave.
The bill, known as the “Accrued Sick and Safe Leave Act,” would make D.C. only the second city in the U.S., after San Francisco, to have such a measure in place.
Last month, the Washington Post provided some information on the bill:
Under the proposed Accrued Sick and Safe Leave Act, District employers would be required to provide paid leave to all workers to care for themselves or family members. Employees could take paid days off because of health reasons, domestic violence or sexual abuse. The number of days, which an employee could earn, would depend on the size of the employer.